Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

For Immediate Release

Octover 2, 2007

Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

U.S. libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $5,000 to

support National Library Week activities

CHICAGO - The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2007.

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $5,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the theme “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library” during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2008). Application forms and guidelines are available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site

All proposals must use the “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library” theme, which incorporates The Campaign for America's Libraries’ “@ your library” brand, on promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities. Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign Web site at under the “download logos” section.

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA).

Information is also available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail:

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Information on last year’s winner, Minoa Elementary School in Minoa, N.Y., and the winning application can be viewed at

Members of the National Library Week subcommittee include Lisa R. Rice, chair, Bowling Green (Ky.) Public Library; Elliot L. Appelbaum, Lexington (Ky.) Public Library; Gordon Newton Baker, Clayton State University (Ga.) and Darlene Basone, school library consultant, Ohio.

For more information about The Campaign for America’s Libraries, visit .