Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

U.S. libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $5,000 to support
National Library Week activities

(CHICAGO) The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National
Library Week grant has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2007.

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $5,000 grant that
will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the
theme “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library” during National
Library Week (April 13-19, 2008). Application forms and guidelines are
available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site
http://www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant

All proposals must use the “Join the circle of knowledge @ 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 Web site at http://www.ala.org/@yourlibrary
under the “download logos” 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: mmcfarlane@ala.org

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2008 ALA
Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Information on last year’s winner,
Minoa Elementary School in Minoa, N.Y., and the winning application can
be viewed at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant

Members of the National Library Week subcommittee include Lisa R. Rice,
chair, Bowling Green (Ky.) Public Library; Elliot L. Appelbaum,
Lexington (Ky.) Public Library; Gordon Newton Baker, Clayton State
University (Ga.) and Darlene Basone, school library consultant, Ohio.

For more information about The Campaign for America’s Libraries, visit
www.ala.org/@yourlibrary

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