Woman’s Day magazine wants to know why you think the library is important to the community

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 Orland Free 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 through May 9, 2010, women 18 and over are invited to tell their story in 700 words or less and send it to womansday@ala.org.  Up to four stories will be highlighted in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day or womansday.com.  For more information and to read the official rules, visit www.womansday.com/ala.

The initiative was developed by the Orland Free Library, Woman’s Day and the Campaign for America’s Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary), ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe – use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations that advocate the importance of the library in American society.