For immediate release | October 4, 2011

Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

U.S.libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $3,000 to support National Library Week activities

CHICAGO – Your library has something for everyone.This National Library Week, celebrate the ways your library provides a place where everyone belongs.

The deadline for 2012 grant has been extended to Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. U.S.libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign promoting the theme You belong @ your library during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2012). To apply, visit the grant website at

All proposals must use the You belong @ your library theme, which incorporates the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand, on promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities. Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign website at under the “Public Awareness Tools” section.

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA).

Information is also available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: (800) 545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail:

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. Information on last year’s winner, Southern State Community College library of Hillsboro, Ohio, and the winning application can be viewed at

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, corporations and foundations.

Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, creates a multitude of products, both in print and online, for the school and public library market under the imprints of Grolier®, Children’s Press®, Franklin Watts®, and Grolier Online.® Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children’s books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the company’s Internet site,


Megan McFarlane