For immediate release | February 11, 2014

Promotional ideas wanted for National Library Week 2014

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries is soliciting stories telling how libraries of all types are promoting National Library Week with the theme Lives change @ your library. Ideas will be shared on the National Library Week tools page. Librarians can email ideas to

Promotional tools for National Library Week 2014 include a sample proclamation, press release and letter to the editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs). Two radio PSAs in mp3 format are download-ready.

In addition to these tools, a downloadable PSA featuring author and intellectual freedom advocate Judy Blume as the Honorary Chair of National Library Week is also available. Instructions on how to request a customized PSA are also available on the website.

ALA Graphics products supporting the Lives change @ your library theme are also available. In addition to the 2014 National Library Week poster and bookmark, a mini poster and downloadable graphics are also available.

National Library Week is a national observance 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 the 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.


Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

Campaign for America's Libraries