About This Project

The Alabama PTA (AL PTA) and the Alabama Library Association (ALLA) are partnering on a unique marketing campaign with two primary goals:

  • to ease the immediate stressors caused by Covid-19 on families and

  • to foster lifelong learning.

This Campaign invites Alabama PTA Local Units and libraries throughout the state to remind families of the FREE (publicly funded) resource available to all: Local Libraries. Many families are unaware that library cards are free and of the variety of services that public libraries provide. Share this information widely and often on social media, flyers, newsletters, and however you are able. Local PTA Units are encouraged to connect with their public librarians to build ongoing relationships. 

Be sure to use all three hashtags #HowWePTA #OnlineLearning #AlabamaLibraries when sharing on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ready To Use Content

Download and share on social media and newsletters now.

 

Open in Canva and customize with your library name, number, logo, local imagery, local resources, or in any other way that suits your needs.

It Is Important To Click "FILE" And "MAKE A COPY" Of Canva Imagery Before Editing.  Canva Make A Copy Instructions

Customizable Content

Images

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Posters

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Spread The Word about the “Call Your Local Library” Campaign to your community stakeholders. Download and/or customize this sample text with your organization name, logo, and local resources -or use as is!

Guides For Families

Homework Alabama
FREE ONLINE TUTORING 10am—11pm
Click on the image of an apple, then click the button: “Get A Tutor Now”

PTA Parent Guides To Student Success -By Grade Level

  • What your child will learn in a specific grade level

  • How to talk to your child’s teacher about academic progress

  • General guidance for what you can do to support learning at home

 

Help Your Child Succeed In Key Learning Areas
READING, MATH, TESTING, HIGH SCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, and more!

  • Why the specific learning area is valuable

  • How it should look in the classroom

  • Subject specific guidance for what families can do at home

  • PLUS links to multiple resources!

How To Advocate For Your Child

  • RIGHTS & EXPECTATIONS families are entitled to regarding their child’s public education.

  • Steps You can take to support the learning process.

  • AND additional Resources

CDC Planning For Virtual or At Home Learning
This checklist addresses several elements that impact the mental health of children learning at home, along with other considerations.

Alabama Library Directory
If you don’t know how to contact your local library, start here! Library systems, websites and phone numbers are listed. Use this to reach out and ask for more information!

Thank You To The Organizing Committee!

 

Michelle Hamrick, Associate Director, Irondale Public Library, Committee Chair 
Stephanie Jackson, Vice President of Advocacy, Alabama PTA, Committee Co-Chair 
Sarah Foster, Youth Services Coordinator, Montgomery City-County Public Library 
Sara Hyder McGough, Manager, Ben May Main Library, Mobile Public Library 
Jessica E. Platt, Education Doctoral Librarian, Alabama State University 
Donna Thomas, Birmingham Council PTAS / Alabama State PTA, Family Engagement Leadership Coordinator 


Consultants:

Kim Munford, AL-PTA President 2019-2021; Laura Pitts, ALLA President Elect, Director, Scottsboro Public Library; Pam Berry, AL-PTA Awards Chair; Gena Ward, AL-PTA Communications Chair; Phadra Foster, AL-PTA; Daniel White, AL-PTA

 
 
  • YouTube
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
 
Contact Us
Alabama PTA

 

470 S. Union St.

Montgomery, AL 36104

 

Email: alabamapta@yahoo.com

Phone: (334) 834-2501

Fax: (334) 834-2504

PLEASE mail ALL checks and Reflections entries to:

3066 ZELDA ROAD

PMB 252

MONTGOMERY, AL 36106

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