Inspire summer fun with the new ALA Graphics catalog

Contact: Trish Cleary


For Immediate Release

May 12, 2003

Inspire summer fun with the new ALA Graphics catalog

As the warm weather unfolds and schools move into summer break, it’s time to start promoting summer fun @ your library™.
The new ALA Graphics Summer Catalog is full of inventive products that will help librarians and educators promote literacy, reading, and libraries to their community during the summer season and throughout the year.

New Children/Youth Book Award Posters 2003

The American Library Association (ALA) announces the release of the 2003 Children’s Book Award Posters featuring the winning and honor books for the 2003 Caldecott; Newbery; Coretta Scott King Author; Coretta Scott King Illustrator; Robert F. Sibert; and Michael L. Printz awards.
These posters highlight the best in this year’s children’s books.
Recognized worldwide for their high quality, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth and children. Committees composed of librarians and other children's literature experts select the winners.

Teen Read Week, October 19 – 25, 2003

Introducing the new Teen Read Week product for 2003.

Teen Read Week (TRW) is a national literacy initiative aimed at young adults. This year’s poetry-centric theme is: Slammin’ @ your library. The exciting new TRW product line will be launched in the Summer Graphics catalog, which includes the cutting-edge Poetry Resource CD
. This innovative CD allows libraries to save money by creating their own beautiful, customized artwork to promote TRW and poetry.
The CD includes graphics for posters, bookmarks, page borders, Web banners, tip sheets, and much more.
The official TRW poster, mini poster, bookmark, magnetic poetry, poet buttons, and poetry journals also are available. Celebrate this year and encourage teens to read for the fun of it!

Who’s new in the Celebrity poster series?

In addition to being a star soccer player with the San Jose Earthquakes,
Landon Donovan is a spokesperson for the Get a Kick Out of Reading/¡Lee Y Marca un Golazo! Campaign sponsored by Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Education Association (NEA). Landon won the 2002 ESPY award for best male soccer player, and participated in the 200 Olympics and 2002 World Cup.

Get Big on Reading @ your library with Clifford

Everyone loves Clifford the big red dog.
This popular television and book character has partnered with the ALA to promote reading.
The colorful Clifford poster and bookmark were produced in conjunction with Scholastic.

Make a Statement
@ your library

Show the world you love to read. ALA is offering a cool new
READ tan ball cap.
Perfect for staff, volunteers or your community softball team. This is the latest addition to the ALA’s line of READ apparel.

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.
TRW 2003 signature poster and bookmark also are available for customization with your library’s information.
The next deadline for customized bookmarks is July 7, 2003.

Free ALA Graphics Catalog!

The full-color ALA Graphics catalog features over 300 library, reading and literacy-related posters, bookmarks, banners, gifts and incentives. Librarians, educators, camp counselors, 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 Summer 2003 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