Fun activities @ your library promote creative summer programming

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
(312) 280-2148

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2008

Fun activities @ your
library promote creative summer programming

- Libraries across the country are using
the @ your library® brand to promote summer programming.

In order to help patrons escape the summer heat and the
increasing cost of movie tickets, Perry Carnegie Library in Oklahoma will host “Cool
off with summer movies @ your library.” Popular movies will be shown from the
library’s collection of current and classic titles for adults. While the
library’s program focuses on films for mature users, other libraries, like the Manchester
District Library and Rochester Hills Public Library of Michigan, center
around spending family time at the library with “Family movie afternoons @ your
library” and “Matinee @ your library,” respectively.

The Abilene Public Library of Abilene, Texas,
promoted its second annual Anime Art Contest with the title “Anime art @ your
library.” Library users over the age of 6 were invited to enter their Japanese
animation art in the styles of anime, manga, video games or comic books. The
program encouraged children and young adults to practice their skills.

The Santa Rosa County Libraries in Florida promoted a
children’s theater production with the title “Little Red Reading Hood @ your
library,” inviting the Jacksonville State University drama department to
perform the classic story “Little Red Riding Hood.”

The Marshall District Library in Michigan
developed a family cooking program, “Revolting Food: Fear Factor @ your
library.” Children and parents made edible
crafts and were encouraged to try new foods, including bugs.

The Information Technology Department of the Bossier
Central Library in Louisiana
partnered with its local game shop to sponsor “Gaming @ your library.” The game shop brought an XBox 360, Nintendo
Wii, PS3 and video games for the all day event. Photographs for the event can
be viewed on the library’s blog (

@ your library® is the brand of The Campaign for America’s
Libraries, the American Library Association’s public awareness about the value
of libraries and librarians. Libraries of
all types are encourage to send examples of how they’re using the @ your
library brand to