Woman's Day magazine's online book club goes live with YALSA members' book recommendations

Contact: Megan Humphrey

Campaign Coordinator

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2005

Woman’s Day magazine’s online book club goes live with YALSA members’ book recommendations

The third year of Woman’s Day magazine’s online book club starts today, featuring YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) members’ book recommendations.

The book club is featured on WomansDay.com in its "Community" section at

and will run through next spring, with each selection featured as a new issue of the magazine is released. Readers also can share their thoughts about reading and books in the "Book Club Forum" section of the Web site.

The contributing librarians to be featured in 2005 are: Angelina Benedetti, King County (Wash.) Library System; David C. Mowery, Brooklyn Public Library and President, Young Adult Library Services Association; Josephine Caisse, Deschutes Public Library District, Bend, Ore.; Walter Mayes, The Girls' Middle School, Mountain View, Calif.; Stacy Creel Chavez, Cy-Fair College Branch Library, Cypress, Texas; Ann Theis, Chesterfield County (Va.) Public Library; Mary Arnold, Cuyahoga County Public Library; Kevin A. R. King, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Public Library; Diane P. Monnier, Rockville Library, Montgomery County, Md.; Holly Koelling, Bothell Regional Library, King County (Wash.) Library System; Dawn Rutherford, Lake Hills Branch, King County (Wash.) Library System.

Librarians to be featured in 2006 include: Katharine Kan, library consultant, Panama City, Fla.; Stephanie A. Squicciarini, Fairport (N.Y.) Public Library; Pam Spencer Holley, President-Elect, Young Adult Library Services Association; Teri Lesesne, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

In past years, ALA members representing ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), AASL (American Association of School Librarians), ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries), PLA (Public Library Association) and RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) recommended books.

ALA and
Woman’s Day have also collaborated on the "Put it in Writing @ your library" program, which, over the past four years, has brought
Woman’s Day writers out to 45 libraries across the country to lead workshops for 3,500 aspiring writers on how to get published in a magazine. The latest workshops were held at 15 public and community college libraries during National Library Week 2005.

Woman’s Day, published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., is a founding partner in The Campaign for America’s Libraries. Other founding partners include 3M Library Systems, Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Investor Protection Trust, Major League Baseball, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Walgreens.

For more information about The Campaign for America’s Libraries, visit the campaign Web site at