Poster kits available through PLA

Contact: Brendan Dowling

Communications Assistant


(312) 280-5023


For Immediate Release,

August 31, 2009

CHICAGO – Two poster kits created by the West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library - “75 of the Best Books for Young Children” and “100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten” - are now available for purchase from the Public Library Association (PLA).

Available in packs of 25, these poster kits are designed for libraries to distribute to their young readers. The“75 of the Best Books” poster includes the very best board and picture books to read to children from birth through preschool, with titles divided into six categories (classics, books that teach important lessons, stories to sing, books with rhyme and rhythm and books for bedtime). The poster kit includes guidelines for using the poster as well as stickers to add to the poster as books are read.

“100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten” contains both well-loved classics and quality contemporary picture books to read aloud to Kindergarten-age children. The kit includes two posters (“100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten” and “100 More Books to Read in Kindergarten”), a parent guide and bookmarks.

“75 of the Best Books for Young Children” (Item No.: 2009-0002) costs $55 and “100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten” (Item No.: 2009-0001) costs $75. Discounts are available for ALA and PLA members. To order, contact the American Library Association Order Department, (800) 545-2433, press 7. For more information, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.Â

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