“Worlds connect @ your library” named official theme

Contact:Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

(312) 280-2148



For Immediate Release

June 17, 2008

ALA and Scholastic Library Publishing announces 2009 National Library Week Grant

(CHICAGO) Libraries across the United States are invited to apply for the $3,000 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant, which will be awarded to a single library for the best public awareness campaign incorporating the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library®.”

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). This year’s application deadline is October 17, 2008. National Library Week is April 12-18, 2009.

All proposals must use the “Worlds connect @ your library” theme, which incorporates The Campaign for America's Libraries’ “@ your library” brand, on any and all promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities. Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign Web site at
http://www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant under the “download logos” section.

A grant application form and guidelines are available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site at
www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant. Information also is available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail:

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colo. Information on last year’s winner, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Charolotte, N.C. 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

Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, creates a multitude of products, both in print and online, for the school and public library market under the imprints of Grolier®, Children's Press®, Franklin Watts®, and Grolier Online.® Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the company's Internet site,