Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper, ALSC Program Officer, (312) 280-2165, email@example.com
For Immediate Release, May 26, 2009
Phase Two of ALSC’s Kids! Campaign targets tweens
Phase two of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Kids! @ your library® public awareness campaign, which officially launches in July, focuses on tools to help librarians promote library services to kids in grades five through eight.
In preparation of the official July launch, the following free resources have been added to the campaign’s online tool kit: "Bud, Not Buddy" readers theater script, adapted from an excerpt of Christopher Paul Curtis’s award-winning book; and "The Library Card" readers theater script, adapted from an excerpt of Jerry Spinelli’s award-winning book. Other additions to the tool kit include a fresh, new navy blue and lime green version of the So Much to See/Do @ your library® artwork, which is also now available in Russian, Polish and French. The artwork is ideal for promotional flyers and library handouts.
All campaign resources are free and available for download at http://www.ala.org/kids.
The campaign’s phase two launch is the conference program, “A.R.T. and Your Library: How You Can Bring Them Together!” which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, in McCormick Place West, Room W-181. Renowned children’s authors Avi, Brian Selznick, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Sarah Weeks will perform their readers theater magic to demonstrate how librarians can successfully present readers theater in the library. Librarian presenters will share what’s new in the campaign tool kit and how libraries are using these resources.