For immediate release | July 24, 2012

There is still time to Step Up to the Plate @ your library

Program concludes Sept. 8

CHICAGO — With the Major League Baseball season more than halfway over, now is a great time to remind library users that there’s still time to win a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

As part of the Step Up to the Plate @ your library program, a new trivia question is posted on each week. Players have one week to visit their library to use the print and electronic resources to answer the question correctly. All correct answers will be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize pack.

All correct answers provided throughout the season will be entered into a final grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The trip includes attendance at the Hall of Fame’s World Series Gala and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and archives.

Libraries can share the trivia questions on their Facebook and Twitter pages in order to have ready-made content throughout the remainder of the summer and to plug in to the national contest. Baseball-themed programming ideas and sample social media content are also available on

Players and librarians can follow on Twitter (@atyourlibrary) or Facebook ( for updates and reminders about new questions and content available on

Developed by ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Step Up to the Plate @ your library teams up two American classics—libraries and baseball—to promote libraries and librarians as essential information resources.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a partner in the Campaign for America's Libraries, 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 in part by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.


Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

Public Information Office (PIO)

800-545-2433 ext. 2148