April is School Media Library Month
Research shows that the highest achieving students attend schools with well-stocked and staffed school library media centers.
April 15-21 is National Library Week
"Step Up to the Plate @ your library"
Kids and young adults between the ages 9 to 18 years of age are invited to go to their library from April 15 to September 1, 2007, pick out a baseball book and submit an essay on how their favorite character inspired them. One grand-prize winner will receive a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in October 2007. More information on "Step Up to the Plate @ your library," at www.ala.org/baseball.
Teen Literature Day,
Libraries all across the country will host programs and celebrations to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens. Programs will showcase award-winning authors and books in the genre, as well as highlight librarians' expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.