For immediate release | April 10, 2012

Brad Meltzer PSA appears in TIME magazine

CHICAGO – In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association’s electronic public service announcement (PSA) featuring best-selling author, television host and Honorary Chair of National Library Week Brad Meltzer is appearing throughout the week on

Electronic ads appear on other media websites, as well, through a PSA donation from a Washington, D.C.-based ad network that works with non-profits.

A full-page print version also appeared in the April 2, 2012 issue of TIME magazine, as well as in other national publications. The total circulation for the publications is 5.4 million, and the donated ad value is more than $400,000.

Meltzer also spoke out about the importance of well funded school libraries in his April 9 op-ed in the Huffington Post.

As the author of 10 books and the host of the History Channel’s series, “Brad Meltzer's Decoded,” Meltzer credits libraries and librarians as the reason he became a writer.

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