Winners of Explore the universe @ your library® announced

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/15/2010


Recently seven young library users where launched on a journey out of this world thanks to Explore the universe @ your library.

The winners are:

Grand-prize winner:
Michael, Oak Ridge Elementary School library of Palos Hills, Ill. will receive 25 IMAX® tickets, a telescope and a signed Hubble 3D poster.

One first prize winner:
Taylor, Maplewood Junior/Senior High School of Guy Mills, Pa. will receive a family 4-pack of IMAX® tickets, a telescope and signed movie poster.

Two second prize winners:
Aya, Oak Ridge Elementary School library, Palos Hills, Ill.
Jessica, Orion Township Public Library, Lake Orion, Mich.
Both will receive a family 4-pack of IMAX ® tickets & movie poster.

Three third prize winners:
Annalia, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School LibraryMedia Center, Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Lindsey, Whitman County Library, Colfax, Wa.
Noah, Durham Public Library, Durham, Conn.
All received a pair of IMAX® tickets & movie poster.

The winners were selected at random from all kids who answered the questions correctly.  The contest was hosted on, ALA’s public awareness website.

Explore the universe @ your library was designed to encourage children and teens to use the resources at their library to answer a series of questions about the Hubble telescope. The program was launched this spring in partnership with IMAX® in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ documentary adventure Hubble 3D, and the American Library Association (ALA).

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope have helped shed light on the age of the universe, reveal the existence of dark energy and contribute to other discoveries.

Hubble 3D enables movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks in NASA’s history. The film offers a unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

For more information including a listing of locations screening the film, visit

The goal of is to provide information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.  The mission of the site is to be a catalyst that drives people to their local libraries and to encourage a long-term, vibrant relationship between communities and their libraries.   The site was made possible with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and is supported by Disney Book Group. is a part of 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 in part by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.