Win a $100 ALA Graphics gift by submitting a National Library Week programming idea

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/01/2011


Megan McFarlane

CHICAGO - The Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories about how librarians are planning to promote National Library Week (April 10-16) using the theme “Create your own story @ your library.”

Librarians are encouraged to submit stories of how they are planning to promote National Library Week, including “Create your own story”-themed activities and events. Stories can be submitted to or posted to the National Library Week community in ALA Connect at

One library story will be selected at random to win a $100 gift certificate to ALA Graphics. To be eligible stories must be submitted by Monday, March 21.

ALA Graphics products that incorporate the “Create your own story @ your library” theme support National Library Week.  Products include a poster, bookmark, mini poster and Web files. All products can be purchased through the ALA Store at

A public service announcement (PSA) featuring author John Grisham and other promotional tools are available on the National Library Week website. The PSA is available for download, and libraries are encouraged to have the PSA customized with their library’s logo. Visit for more information.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (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 ( is 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.