Connect with National Library Week

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

Campaign for America’s Libraries

ALA Public Information Office



For Immediate Release

March 2, 2010

CHICAGO – The Campaign for America’s Libraries wants to know how Communities thrive @ your library. Share your story on the
National Library Week community in ALA Connect, the home of the American Library Association’s (ALA) online communities.

Celebrating the Communities thrive @ your library theme, the mission of the National Library Week community is to create a community where librarians of all types can communicate their ideas and develop new ways to celebrate and promote National Library Week.

Currently available through the National Library Week community are ideas for promoting National Library Week, a print public service announcement (PSA) featuring Neil Gaiman and information on the 2010 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant winner.

The National Library Week community is open to all. Members are encouraged to post their own programming ideas and discussions. To join, visit

For more information on ALA Connect, visit

Librarians are also encouraged to showcase their National Library Week promotions on ALA’s
YouTube and
Flickr pages.

Additional online materials focusing on Communities thrive @ your library are available for download at They include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, as well as scripts for use in radio PSAs.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the 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.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries (, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by
ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.