@ your library Web site offers new financial tips, tax resources, book reviews, interviews

Contact: Mark Gould


Director, ALA Public Information Office


(312) 280-5042


mgould@ala.org

NEWS


For Immediate Release


March 23, 2010

CHICAGO – The @ your library web site this week has just posted an article by Wanda Urbanska, host of PBS’
Simple Living, who offers her thoughts on how to achieve financial independence, new reviews from Booklist, an article on tax resources that are available @ your library, and a library story from Sharon Robinson, noted author and daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson




Visitors also can explore the universe @ your library and win IMAX prizes by answering six questions about the Hubble Space Telescope, and much more. The
www.atyourlibrary.org Web site provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of @ your local library.




www.atyourlibrary.orgis the public Web site 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.




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




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