For immediate release | October 5, 2010

Marc Chagall’s America Windows, family literacy program, New York Comic Con, new blog post from Likely Stories featured on @ your website

CHICAGO —The reinstallation of Marc Chagall’s magnificent America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago, a national family literacy program that reaches out to low income families, the New York Comic Con Convention and a post from the Likely Stories blog are featured at this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

The Likely Stories blog, a regular feature, highlights a ceremony emceed by Keith Olbermann, for Steve Hely, who won the 2010 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He accepted a $5,000 prize for his 2009 novel "How I Became a Famous Novelist." Thurber House calls it “a hilarious send-up of literary pretensions and celebrity culture, with dead-on parodies of genres, bestseller lists and even the writing process itself.” Keir Graff and editors from Booklist’s adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing and the publishing industry on the Likely Stories blog.

Also, you can enjoy Donna Seaman’s interview with George Saunders author of "Brain dead Megaphone"; a Booklist review of Bob Woodward’s new book, "Obama’s War"; how a caretaker found support at her library; an interview with author Brian Selznick author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"; a slide show of photos of American film icons; the career of rock legend Fats Domino; and gaming in libraries. is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers, kids and a variety of other subjects, including the arts and entertainment. Recommended resources are linked to the WorldCat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed. Librarians can post the site’s content on their own websites and use in their newsletters.

“We encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of your librarian and use the abundant free resources available there,” Mark R. Gould, editor-in -chief of the @ your library website.

Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter for updates on new content. Visitors can also follow developments on the site on Twitter, Facebook and on the @ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Disney Book Group, and American Library Association Champions.


Mark Gould