For immediate release | October 26, 2010

John Grisham named Honorary Chair of National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16, 2011

CHICAGO – John Grisham is widely recognized as the world’s most popular storyteller, with more than 250 million books in print worldwide. In addition to writing numerous adult bestsellers, John has recently written his first book for young readers, "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer" (

As Honorary Chair, Grisham will appear in a print announcements (PSA) promoting National Library Week. The PSA, developed by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, will be placed in magazines and online throughout the spring. ALA also offers free customization of the PSA for libraries.

Other promotional materials include a proclamation, sample press release and scripts for use in radio ads. All incorporate the 2011 National Library Week theme, Create your own story @ your library. Tools are available at

ALA Graphics products supporting National Library Week are also available, including a poster, bookmark, mini poster and web files. All Graphics products can be purchased through the ALA Store at

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 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