New online tools available for National Library Week 2009

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign coordinator



For Immediate Release

December 30, 2008

CHICAGO - New online materials and products are available to help libraries reach out to their communities during National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009) from the ALA Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.

Materials are available in both English and Spanish, focusing on the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.” They include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs).

Libraries can download materials at

ALA Graphics products supporting the “Worlds connect” theme are also available. In addition to traditional posters and bookmarks, libraries can also purchase mini posters, luggage tags and a banner. National Library Week themed web banners and button along with all Graphics products can be purchased through the ALA Store at

Libraries planning to participate in “Worlds connect @ your library” themed programming are encouraged to share their stories with the Campaign for America’s Libraries, by sending an e-mail to

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries (, ALA’s public awareness campaign, promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions.