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.
Guides For Empowering Families
FREE ONLINE TUTORING 10am—11pm
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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!
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!
Ready To Use Images To Post
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.
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Customizable Images To Post
Spread The Word
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!
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
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