For immediate release | August 2, 2011

Stock up on fun children’s reading kits with PLA’s summer sale

CHICAGO — From now until Aug. 31, 2011, take 40 percent off three unique children’s reading kits from the Public Library Association (PLA). PLA and American Library Association (ALA) members can also use their ALA store discount of 10 percent, resulting in a 50 percent savings! Simply enter the promotion code "sale11" whether ordering by phone or fax or online.

These interactive reading kits are great in helping early literacy efforts at the library or to send home with parents. With book lists, posters, stickers, sing-a-longs and rhymes—they're packets full of fun and education. Products include:

"75 of the Best Books for Young Readers" Sale Price: $27.50 (members), $33.00 (nonmembers) Available in packets of 25. Item #2009-0002. An illustrated poster lists some of the very best board books and picture books to read to children from birth through preschool. Includes stickers to add to poster as books are read.

"100 of the Best Books to Read in Kindergarten" Sale Price: $37.50 (members), $45.00 (nonmembers)Available in packets of 25. Item #2009-0001. This kit includes two illustrated, interactive posters (100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten and 100 More Books to Read in Kindergarten), a parent guide, and bookmarks.

"Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays" Sale Price: $32.00 (members), $38.00 (nonmembers) Available in packs of 50. Item #701. A delightful collection of more than 80 of the best rhyming verses for children.

To order, visit or call (866) 746-7252. Remember to use “sale11” to take advantage of this special promotion through Aug. 31, 2011.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent