As the economy continues its slump, libraries nationwide continue to play an important role in communities everywhere, as people turn to them for free entertainment, to connect to the Internet and look for jobs. This spring, the Palm Springs Public Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and Woman’s Day magazine want to hear your thoughts on why the library is important to your community.
From now until May 9, women ages 18 and over can submit their story in 700 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to four stories will be featured in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day or on womansday.com. Official rules are available on the Woman’s Day Web site at womansday.com/ala.
“People of all ages and backgrounds come to the library to work on resumes, gather for book discussions, attend storytime with their children, get help with homework, check out books, movies or just spend time together. With so many resources for everyone, the library is truly the heart of the community,” said Barbara Roberts, Director of Library Services.
This initiative was developed by Woman’s Day magazine and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.