ALSC announces winners of the Kids! Cool Cash Contest

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

(312) 280-2165


For Immediate Release

March 17, 2009

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has announced the following organizations as the winners of its Cool Cash Contest: The Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, N.C.; Foster Elementary School, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dayton (Ohio) Metro Library, E. C. Doren Branch; Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma South Branch, Parma, Ohio; Johnson County Public Library, Franklin Branch, Franklin, Ind.; Office of Library and Information Services, State of Rhode Island, Providence; Pamunkey Regional Library, Hanover, Va.; Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, Ariz.; H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library, Henderson, N.C.; and Hearst Library, Lead, S.D.

ALSC asked librarians to share how they used Kids! @ your library® Campaign tool kit materials to promote their libraries to children and their families. The ALSC Public Awareness Committee chose the 10 winners based on their creative use of resources. Each winning library will receive a $100 cash prize. To see how libraries are using the Kids! Campaign, visit:

“We congratulate the winners of the Kids! Cool Cash Contest,” said Rhonda Puntney, chair of the Public Awareness Committee. “It is gratifying to see the Kids! Campaign tool kit materials being used to promote the value of libraries to children and families! We hope many more libraries take advantage of the free, valuable resources available on the campaign Web site.”

The Kids! @ your library® Campaign provides promotion tips, sample press materials, downloadable art and other tools to help local libraries reach out to kids, their parents and caregivers. For more information, visit