It’s Time Again to Step Up to the Plate @ your library
Megan McFarlane | May 31, 2012
Step Up to the Plate @ your library, the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual trivia contest about the “boys of summer” returns just in time for summer. This year’s program is a whole new ball game. With a greater emphasis on social media, people of all ages are encouraged to use the resources at their library to answer a series of trivia questions developed by Hall of Fame staff.
Each week a new trivia question will be posted on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website. Players will have a week to visit their library to use the print and electronic resources to answer the question correctly. All correct answers will be entered for a weekly drawing for a prize pack from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
All correct answers provided throughout the season will be entered into a final grand-prize drawing for a chance to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to attend the World Series Gala and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and archives in October 2012.
Libraries can post the questions on their own websites, Facebook, and Twitter pages to have ready-made content throughout the summer and to plug in to the national contest. Baseball-themed programming ideas and downloadable logos will also be available on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website.
Players and librarians can follow atyourlibrary.org on Twitter (@atyourlibrary) or Facebook for updates and reminders about new questions and content available on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website.
Developed by ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Step Up to the Plate @ your library teams up two American classics—libraries and baseball—to promote libraries and librarians as essential information resources.
Megan McFarlane is Campaign Coordinator for the Campaign for America’s Libraries with the American Library Association Public Information Office.