Area tours show off the best of Minnesota at PLA 2008

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Association


For Immediate Release,

November 13, 2007

Area tours show off best of Minnesota at PLA 2008

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to offer a variety of local tours to registrants at PLA 2008, the association's 12th National Conference, to be held March 25-29 in Minneapolis. Area tours will take participants to historical landmarks, literary hotspots and popular tourist destinations, including historic Stillwater, Minn., the Mayo Medical Library and the Mall of America. Book-minded travelers will be delighted by the "Life & Times of F. Scott Fitzgerald Tour," the "Unique Bookstore Tour" and the "Central Libraries Tour." Visit for a full list of available tours.

Tours are offered Tuesday, March 25, Wednesday, March 26, and Saturday, March 29, and last from three to eight hours. Area tours require a separate fee from conference registration. Early registration is advised, as tours tend to sell out quickly. To sign up for a tour at PLA 2008, visit

Offered biennially, the PLA National Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, Friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. The conference includes more than 150 top-quality continuing education programs, preconferences and talk tables, plus several social events and networking opportunities, as well as a bustling exhibits hall.

For more information about PLA 2008, visit the National Conference Web site, For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA's Web site at

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA's core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.