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Marlena E. White wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant

EXTON, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2019 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Marlena E. White, current Director of the Friends of the Lexington Main Library in Lexington, S.C. and President of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries.

White will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference at the “Gala Author Tea” on Monday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.

United for Libraries to host author panels at ALA Annual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host six author panels during ALA Annual 2019:

Gary Janetti to appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Gary Janetti will appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. Authors Josh Gondelman, Bobbie Brown, and Jessica Holmes will also appear.

United for Libraries to present June 10 webinar on 'Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach'

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present the free webinar “Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach” on Monday, June 10, 1 p.m. Eastern.

Erin Morgenstern among featured authors at Gala Author Tea sponsored by Reference USA at ALA Annual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Erin Morgenstern, Kate Elizabeth Russell, Kiley Reid, Karl Marlantes, Megan Angelo, and Gabriel Bump will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Mon., June 24 at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

United for Libraries to designate Literary Landmarks in celebration of Children’s Book Week

EXTON, Pennsylvania — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 5, 2019), which marks its 100th anniversary this year, United for Libraries will designate Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors.

This initiative was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, and is presented in conjunction with the American Library Association/Children’s Book Council Joint Committee.

David Paige elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — David Paige, Trustee at Conway (N.H.) Public Library and editorial director, Libraries Unlimited, has been elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president. Paige will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020 under 2019-2020 United for Libraries President Peter Pearson

Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

EXTON, Penn. - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2019.