ALA Council resolution promotes Oct. 4, 2009 as Intergeneration Day

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications,

ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-1546

For Immediate Release,

August 4, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Council is urging member libraries to support the goals of Intergeneration Day Means Libraries by offering multi-generational activities during the week of Oct. 4, 2009.

It also urges divisions and roundtables to support and promote it by adding a link to their Web sites to the Intergenerational Foundation Web site,

Intergeneration Day was started in 2003 by the Intergeneration Foundation to connect generations through communication, celebration and education.

In promoting Intergeneration Day, the ALA recognizes the role libraries play in bringing together generations and communities in an environment used by people of every age in increasing numbers.

The ALA Council is the governing body of ALA, which is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 65,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.