For immediate release | February 15, 2013

Enjoy Chicago architectural icon at CCF fundraiser during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Tickets are now available for attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago to spend an evening exploring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House while toasting the 10th anniversary of the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). This unique evening at the renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is scheduled for Monday, July 1, with tours available starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

The evening will include a cocktail reception and self-guided tours through Robie House. Docents from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust will be available on site to answer questions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALA Cultural Communities Fund, an endowment to support cultural programming in libraries.

A limited number of tickets for this exclusive event are available for $75 as part of conference registration available online at Since tickets are likely to sell out, conference attendees are urged to register now for this remarkable event.

Robie House is considered one of the most important buildings in American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Write for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright’s Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and acclaimed as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. More information on the Robie House is available online.

Through a generous challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the ALA Public Programs Office established the ALA Cultural Communities Fund to support cultural programming in all types of libraries. Ten years later CCF continues to make possible high-quality professional development for librarians, development of new program models and recognition of excellence in library programming through achievement awards. To make a donation to CCF in honor of ten years of outstanding and important work, please visit

The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Chicago Thursday, June 27 – Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Get an Annual Conference overview and resources to show how you’ll be more valuable to your institution after Annual Conference at “Making your case to attend.” For more information about the conference, including housing and registration information, visit

CCF is an initiative of the ALA Public Programs Office, which promotes cultural programming as an integral part of library service in all types of libraries. The unit assists librarians across the country by providing leadership, resources, training and networking opportunities in order to provide library users of all ages with cultural opportunities. For more information about the ALA Public Programs Office,

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Angela Thullen

Program Officer

Public Programs Office (PPO)