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Dreams Can Come True @ your library
Thirteen-year-old Josh Smith’s dream of visiting to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is about to the come true, thanks to a trip to the Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library. As avid library users and baseball fans, the Smith family discovered the Step Up to the Plate @ your library program while visiting their library this summer.
Families Step Up to the Plate @ your library
Promote quality family time at your library this Father’s Day weekend with Step Up to the Plate @ your library. Step Up to the Plate encourages people of all ages to use the print and electronic resources available at their library to answer a series of trivia questions designed for their age group.
Featured Library: Oak Park Public Library
Summer is upon us, baseball season is in full swing, and the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library is hosting the “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” traveling exhibit from May 13 through July 3. This exhibit highlights the successes and challenges of African American baseball players in the Negro League.
Has Your Library Stepped Up to the Plate?
The Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories showing how libraries are promoting the fifth season of Step Up to the Plate @ your library. From now until August 17, libraries are encouraged to submit stories, photos and videos of Step Up to the Plate @ your library activities.
It’s Time Again to Step Up to the Plate @ your library
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.
Pride and Passion at the Highland Park Public Library
Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library recently unveiled “Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” an exhibit organized by the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to a standing-room-only-crowd.
“My Father Couldn’t Swim” and Other Highlights from the Pride and Passion Annual Conference Program
I think most people who attended the “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” event at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference were here to see Kadir Nelson, Sharon Robinson, and Lawrence Hogan speak on their experience of documenting and sharing their love of Negro League Baseball. However, I think we all came away with much, much more.