@ your library Web site offers new content on Negro baseball leagues, interviews with celebrities and much more

Contact: Mark Gould

Director, ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-5042



For Immediate Release

March 2, 2010

CHICAGO - An article on the history of the Negro baseball leagues, Booklist book reviews of the day and a contest that you can enter to tell us what makes your library special can be found this week on the @ your library Web site. Visitors also can explore the universe @ your library and win IMAX prizes by answering six questions about the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as enjoy an interview by celebrities and newsmakers who talk about their love of libraries. The
www.atyourlibrary.org Web site provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

http://www.atyourlibrary.org/ is 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 articles are 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.

“Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter 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 Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Disney Book Group.