Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance Invites You to a Capitol Rally for Libraries, June 29th!

NCBLA Board Authors Katherine Paterson, Steven Kellogg, Linda Sue Park, Nikki Grimes, and M.T. Anderson are 
Coming to Washington to Raise Their Voices for Our Kids and Our Nation's Libraries  -- Are You? 

Katherine Paterson

Steven Kellogg

Linda Sue Park

Nikki Grimes

M.T. Anderson

We invite you to join us and raise your voice for libraries at the United States Capitol on Tuesday June 29th! We want all of our nation's young people to have ready access to information, story, and technology in their school and neighborhood public libraries-- especially now when the need is so great!

The NCBLA authors and friends are meeting in front of the Library of Congress' Jefferson building steps at 10:30 am, June 29th. If you are a parent, grandparent, family member, teacher, librarian, author, illustrator, tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor--if you love kids and books and the Internet and libraries-- bring your kids and walk with us to the Raise Your Voice for Libraries Rally! The rally is sponsored by the American Library Association. It will held on the north, or Senate, side of the Capitol, and begin about 11:00 AM. 

If you cannot attend the rally in person, please write to your Congressional representatives and let them know that you value libraries. For information that will help you in that endeavor, go to:   
For more details about the rally go to: