ALA Graphics introduces new bilingual products, more in Spring catalog

Contact: Kathryn Leide


For Immediate Release

May 2002

ALA Graphics introduces new bilingual products, more in Spring catalog

The new 32-page Spring ALA Graphics catalog is full of new products, including the American Library Association (ALA) 2002 Awards poster set. The six prestigious ALA awards posters, include winners and honors book jackets and illustrations representing the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Michael L. Printz, Pura Belpré and Robert F. Sibert awards. A Coretta Scott King Award video, produced by Scholastic, highlights past recipients and includes details on winning books and authors.

"The new awards posters in an end-of-shelf display size are sure to be a favorite among librarians," said ALA Graphics Director Kathryn Leide. "These products are a wonderful way to highlight the award-winning literature libraries have to offer our youngest patrons."

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15 Who's the New Celebrity? Mexican movie star Salma Hayek poses with her book of choice - "Frida." Hayek will portray Frida Kahlo, the legendary 20th century quintessential autobiographical artist, in an upcoming movie. This poster is a sure-fire way to get people to notice reading, biographies and your bilingual collection.

Sing and Read with Elmo

"la música en tu biblioteca / music @ your library" - the new Elmo poster and bookmark! Sing, listen, dance, read, write and play music at the library with a great bilingual message from this furry Sesame Street favorite.

Infant Clothing Adorable curlicue faces encourage parents to "Read Please! / Lea Por Favor!" in English and Spanish to their little ones. This new bilingual line of infant clothing includes rompers, bodysuits and bibs.

Baseball @ Your Library

The @ your library campaign offers libraries of all types wonderful opportunities to participate in national partnerships. A grand slam 21st century literacy initiative with Major League Baseball starts this spring, with promotional materials available, including posters, pennants, caps and more.

The new Jackie Robinson poster is sure to be a hit. The quote: "Life is not a spectator sport …If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life" sends an inspiring message to young hopefuls both on the field and off.

Teen Read Week: Get Graphic @ your library

ALA Graphics has great new Get Graphic images and products to prepare for Teen Read Week - October 13-19. Graphic manga and anime images are the rage with teens, with exciting and fun new products including iron on decals, a multi-colored pencil, posters, bookmarks and more.

Library Card Sign up Month - Get Carded @ your library

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This powerful image on the new poster and bookmark shows a hand flashing their library card. "Get the one card that brings you a world of opportunity - no matter what your age" reminding people of all ages to get their library cards!