For immediate release | November 29, 2011

Brad Meltzer named Honorary Chair of National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2012

CHICAGO – Best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer has been named the 2012 Honorary Chair of National Library Week.

As the author of nine books and the host of the History Channel’s series, “Decoded,” Meltzer credits libraries and librarians as the reason he became a writer.

As Honorary Chair, Meltzer appears in print and digital public service announcements (PSAs) promoting National Library Week. The PSAs, developed by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, will be placed in magazines and online throughout the spring. ALA also offers free customization of the PSAs for libraries.

Other promotional materials include a sample op-ed, proclamation, press release and scripts for use in radio ads. All incorporate the 2012 National Library Week theme: You belong @ your library. Tools are available at

ALA Graphics products supporting National Library Week are also available, including a poster, bookmark and mini-poster, as well as downloadable Web files and high resolution art files. All Graphics products can be purchased through the ALA Store.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries ( is ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions.


Megan McFarlane