New National Library Week 2003 and other products featured in the Holiday 2002 ALA Graphics catalog

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For Immediate Release

November 2002

New National Library Week 2003 and other products featured in the Holiday 2002 ALA Graphics catalog

With 2003 just around the corner, it's time to start planning for the spring library celebrations: National Library Week, Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), and El día de los Niños/El día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), April 30. The new catalog is full of innovative products that will help librarians promote literacy, reading and libraries.

National Library Week, April 6 - 12, 2003

ALA Graphics is helping connect communities and their libraries by supporting National Library Week with an array of new products featuring a new digital art CD and vibrant posters, bookmarks and balloons. The innovative CD allows libraries to create beautiful, customized artwork for their libraries. The CD includes graphics for posters, bookmarks, library cards, stationary, Web banners and much more. To complement the National Library Week poster, ALA Graphics also has a package of 25 colorful, helium-quality balloons that carry the @ your library™ slogan on the front.

El día de los Niños/El día de los Libros is on April 30th

In honor of El día de los Niños/El día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), ALA Graphics is releasing an exceptional poster and bookmark by award-winning artist Susan Guevara. This Latin American holiday has been observed nationally since 1998.

Find It @ your library

A bold new Library of Congress Classification poster and bookmark is available. Created in conjunction with the Library of Congress, ALA Graphics is pleased to present a handsome poster and bookmark featuring the Library of Congress System. The poster is laminated for long-term use. It is designed to coordinate with the ALA Graphics Dewey Classification poster and bookmark series.

Who's new in the Celebrity poster series?

In addition to being a legendary skateboarder,
Tony Hawk is an author, X-Game commentator and PlayStation star.
Serena Williams also joins the Celebrity READ poster series. Ranked number one in the world of women's tennis, she recently won her third straight Grand Slam.

Inspiring new product

Introducing the newest member to the magical reading chameleon line, a sturdy tote bag that is appealing to both children and adults. This colorful creature encourages observers to relax and read a book. Popular illustrator and educator Mary Jane Begin created the beautiful artwork that is featured on the tote bag.

Customization @ your library - Posters, Banners and Bookmarks

Make a splash with customized posters, banners and bookmarks. ALA has enhanced the customization program with more design options and easier ordering. This is a great way for libraries to promote their services to the community by adding their name, address, Web site, logo, hours and special message to a variety of colorful, ALA-exclusive bookmarks. The next deadline for customized bookmarks is November 25.

Holiday gifts from ALA

With the holiday season just around the corner, it is prudent to plan ahead. Anyone who loves books and reading will appreciate these gift items from ALA. The 24-karat gold-plated READ ornament is the ideal present for staff, friends and volunteers. It can be hung on the tree or used as a year-round decorative piece. The catalog also features a license plate holder, lanyards and other unique items. ALA now offers elegant book motif wrapping paper, gift bags and gifts cards, which are suitable for any occasion. The proceeds from these exclusively designed products benefit the programs of ALA.

Free ALA Graphics Catalog

The full-color ALA Graphics catalog features more than 300 library, reading and literacy-related posters, bookmarks, banners, gifts and incentives. Librarians, educators, parents, or anyone who works to foster a love of reading will find an abundance of quality products to choose from.

To receive your free copy of the new ALA Graphics Holiday 2002 Catalog, please call 800-545-2433 and press 7 or visit the ALA Graphics' online store at Please note that volume discounts are available on large orders, as are consignment sales to libraries and non-profit groups. For more information on special sales and discounts, please contact John Chrastka at 800-545-2433, extension 4027 or via email at