For immediate release | October 11, 2010

Resources on how to fight bullying, volunteer opportunities for teens and Toni Morrison's thoughts on libraries featured on @ your website

CHICAGO - An article about the scourge of bullying and how you can fight it, volunteer opportunities for teens at libraries and video featuring Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, author of “ Beloved,” are featured at this week. The website provides information and recommends resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

Other new content includes an article about how the new federal health care law may affect you, colorful photos from last weekend’s New York Comic Con, Marc Chagall’s America Windows, the back story on the making of a film version of “Ender’s Game,” the 1985 classic novel from the Like Stories blog and a review of Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s War” by Booklist.

The Likely Stories blog, a new addition to the website, features Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments who write candidly about books, book reviewing and the publishing industry. 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 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