Do you have a story about how your public library is helping you to save money in these uncertain times? Well, we would like to hear about it – and so would Woman’s Day Magazine. Statistics tell us that library usage is on the rise due to the economy, and we want to uncover the human stories behind the numbers. Now through May 18th, women ages 18 and up are invited to send in stories in 700 words or less telling how you are using the library to save money. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration; up to four stories will be profiled in the March 2010 issue of the magazine. Copy your entry to us at MFRind@ridgefieldlibrary.org, and we may feature it on our website and other local publicity as well (anonymously if you prefer).
This initiative continues an eight-year partnership between Woman’s Day and the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries. Previous essay topics have included “how the library has changed my life” and, featured in the March 2009 issue, “how I have used the library to improve my family’s health and wellness.” More details and official contest rules are available at www.womansday.com/ala.