@ your library website highlights article on how you can extend the joy of reading by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton

Contact: Mark Gould


Public Information Office

American Library Association

(312) 280-5042


For Immediate Release

May 11, 2010

( Chicago) An article by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton on using enrichment activities to extend the joy of reading is highlighted on the @ your library website this week. The
www.atyourlibrary.org website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

“Children may learn how to read at school but they learn to love reading at home… and the degree to which we, as parents, value reading, engage in it ourselves and share it with our kids is one of the most significant indicators as to whether or not a child will grow up to be an elective reader, “ writes Hamilton.

Other articles featured include Online Exhibitions: access a museum at your fingertips, by Jennifer Dominiak; Great Reads: The Pura Belpre Awards recognize outstanding books by Latino authors and illustrators; and Preserving your family treasures by Steve McCoy. Also you will be able to read the latest book review from
Booklist and much more.

@yourlibrary.org 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.

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.

“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,” Mark R.Gould, director of the American Library Association’s Public Information Office says.

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
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@ your library blog.

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