Check out the @ your library website during National Library Week and enjoy an interview with astronaut Sally Ride plus much more

Contact: Mark Gould


Public Information Office

American Library Association



For Immediate Release

April 13, 2010

( Chicago) An interview with famed astronaut Sally Ride; great recommendations from the Schneider Family Book Awards and Booklist; an interview with a Mexican immigrant who used the public library to help build his career and another who uses primary source material found in libraries in her research and much more can be found on the @ your library web site.

Also, information about the National Library Week celebration (April 11-17) can be found plus some great contests and promotions.

The web site provides information and recommended resources that everyone can enjoy at their local library. is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

“The site has been designed to encourage people to visit their local libraries and to encourage a long-term, vibrant relationship between communities and their libraries. We want to get the word out that libraries are comprehensive, modern, efficient and easy-to-use places that the public is using in record numbers,” says Mark Gould, director of the American Library Association’s Public Information Office.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers, and kids. Recommended resources are linked to the
WorldCat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed.

“We welcome you to browse the site to learn about all sorts of interesting topics, but most importantly we encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of the librarians and the abundant resources available there,” Gould says.

Visitors to the site can sign up for updates on new content. Visitors can also follow developments on the site on
Twitter, through
Facebook and on the
@ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Disney Book Group.