For immediate release | July 23, 2012

A dazzling array of new products debut in the Fall 2012 ALA Graphics Catalog

CHICAGO — With more than 25 new products and the entire backlist of available items, the latest ALA Graphics catalog (PDF) is a complete resource guide. Featuring the new Origami Yoda Poster on the cover, the catalog showcases many popular characters on posters and bookmarks and highlights the full range of items libraries and schools need to welcome kids back to class and into their local libraries.

Favorite children’s book characters, including Clifford the Big Red Dog™ and Ladybug Girl, appear on new posters and bookmarks, as do the early reader sensations Captain Underpants and Goosebumps. Libraries and schools will inspire creativity with the new Imagine Poster and Bookmark created by premier LEGO® builder and author Sean Kenney. A rising star with broad appeal to young adults, Lily Collins joins the Celebrity READ® campaign holding "The Faraway Tree Collection" by Enid Blyton. Talented author of several bestsellers, including most recently "The Fault in Our Stars," and self-proclaimed nerdfighter, John Green declares “Reading is Awesome” on a new poster.

There’s something new in the catalog for every age, including the Play Read Grow Sippy Cup in six vibrant colors, a new, expanded 10-pack of READ Gel Bracelets, the new Multilingual READ Lanyard and the READ Magnifier Bookmark that doubles as a ruler. The redesigned READ Design Studio Starter Pack contains all the same great art files and backgrounds as the Box Set but on one convenient disc. At a new, lower price, it’s now even easier for libraries and schools to create their own READ posters to promote reading at every level.

The catalog highlights official promotional materials for library and community-wide celebrations, including Library Card Sign-up Month, Teen Read Week™ and Banned Books Week. Find all of the new products at the ALA Store, where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the mission of the American Library Association through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, and reading.


Jen Lowman Day

Communications Specialist

ALA Graphics

1-800-545-2433 ext. 2427