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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Woman's Day Magazine Supports Libraries

So the other day while I was at my dentist's office, I was thumbing through the new issue of Woman's Day magazine.

I was happy to see part of
Woman's Day's ongoing efforts to support libraries. For 8 years now, WD has had essay contests that prompt its readers to tell others what libraries have meant to their lives. This March 2010 issue carries yet another essay (seen here on page 20), this one part of the latest initiative with ALA and The Campaign for America's Libraries. Woman’s Day, which has a readership of 22 million, recently announced the new initiative, asking its readers 18 and over to submit their stories in 700 words or less.

Librarians have until May 18 to promote this year's essay opportunities. Sample promotional materials are available at ALA's website to help librarians promote the initiative locally. Sample tools include a press release, newsletter copy, web button, flyer, and a web badge that you can use to link your patrons to the WD website. So come on, encourage your own visitors to write about how libraries save them money!

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