Jamie Lee Curtis National Library Week 2009 print public service announcement and other tools available

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator




For Immediate Release

January 20, 2009

CHICAGO – New York Times bestselling children’s author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the honorary chair of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009), will lend her image to a print public service announcement (PSA) featuring the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.” The PSA is also available for libraries to use in their public relations efforts.

Other tools include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs). Materials are available in both English and Spanish

Libraries can download materials, including the PSA, for free 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. All National Library Week 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.