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United for Libraries to designate the Sonoma County (Calif.) Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Charles M. Schulz

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:58pm

SANTA ROSA, California – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center will designate the Sonoma County Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Charles M. Schulz on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.

As a resident of Sonoma County for more than 40 years, Schulz (1922-2000) is remembered for bringing to life stories of the Peanuts gang, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy, who are seen through comic strips, books, television and the big screen.

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Texas and Nebraska renew United for Libraries and ALA membership for their public library groups

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:57am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- The Texas State Library and the Nebraska Library Commission have renewed their statewide membership in United for Libraries, granting more than 1,300 of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees group membership in United for Libraries and the American Library Association (ALA).

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AT&T Michigan honored with United for Libraries Major Benefactor Citation

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:54am

TROY, Michigan – United for Libraries, along with Troy (Mich.) Public Library and the Troy Communication Foundation, honored AT&T Michigan with a Major Benefactor Citation during an event at the library on June 29.

During the event, Troy Public Library (TPL) unveiled their Donor Wall to invited Endowment Fund donors. The TPL Endowment Fund first launched in September 2016 with a goal of reaching $20,000 by the end of 2016. The occasion marked how quickly that goal was surpassed and honored the first group of donors to ensure the endowment fund’s success.

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United for Libraries to host free webinar July 25: ‘Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week’

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:47am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host a free webinar on “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library” on Tuesday, July 25, 2 p.m. EDT.

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Two groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:45am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Foundation and the Friends of Smyrna (Tenn.) Library have been recognized with United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards for outstanding efforts to support their library. Each group receives $1,000 and a clock from Baker & Taylor to honor their achievements. The groups were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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Sarah Jessica Parker announces first pick for ALA’s Book Club Central

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:44pm

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) officially launched Book Club Central with the unveiling of its website and Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker’s inaugural book selection, “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” by Stephanie Powell Watts, published by Ecco/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Ms. Parker made the announcement during the ALA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place in Chicago at McCormick Place, June 22-27, 2017.

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Scott Turow and Kate White among authors at United for Libraries’ mystery panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:01am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “It’s a Mystery to Me: Crime Fighting Authors” on Monday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W185a.

Join Scott Turow, Kate White, Brian Pinkerton, Diane Vallere, and Susanna Calkins as they discuss their latest books and their lives as writers. A book signing will follow. This program will be oderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

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United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:21am

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to dedicate the Lotos Club a Literary Landmark

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:21am

New York – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book, will designate the Lotos Club in New York City as a Literary Landmark at a reception at the club on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Celeste Ng among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:20am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Celeste Ng, author of the bestselling “Everything I Never Told You,” will join Jonathan Safran Foer, Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson and A.J. Finn at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to present author of inaugural Book Club Central selection at “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community”

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:06pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community,” featuring the author of the inaugural Book Club Central selection chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker, on Sunday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on public relations and marketing sessions at ALA Annual

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:39am

CHICAGO – New to this year’s ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the PR Sunday Spotlight on June 25, which will showcase innovative library public relations programming and events. This new series will give library communications and marketing staff the opportunity to attend five public-relations focused sessions all on the same day. PR Sunday Spotlight sessions include:

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United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations to host ‘Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?’

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:35pm

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries, RUSA, and ALA Chapter Relations will host a joint discussion group on “Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?" at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at McCormick Place West, W194b.

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Emil Ferris among featured authors at United for Libraries’ ‘First Author’ panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:45pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Emil Ferris (“My Favorite Thing is Monsters”) will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ “First Author, First Book panel from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Joining Ferris will be C. Morgan Babst, Devin Murphy, Sarah Shoemaker, and Gregory Scott Katsoulis. A book signing will follow. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

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United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:43pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 23 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. This year's theme will be board development. Speakers will include:

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Jonathan Safran Foer among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:06pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Jonathan Safran Foer will join Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson, A.J. Finn, and Celeste Ng at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the Baker & Taylor Awards during the program.

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Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:56pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to host President’s Program with Andy Weir at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:54pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author Andy Weir, part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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