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School Library Journal Joins Picture Literacy’s Summer Sweepstakes as Co-Sponsor

August 31, 2010; Milwaukie, OR

School Library Journal is now co-sponsoring Picture Literacy’s End of Summer Sweepstakes, in which $1500 in graphic novels for emerging and reluctant readers in grades K-6 will be given away to four winners. Ads for the sweepstakes will appear on the School Library Journal website and in their electronic newsletters. A full-page ad will appear in the September 2010 issue of the School Library Journal magazine.

“It’s very exciting to have School Library Journal join us in promoting this sweepstakes,” said Andrew McIntire, Director of Marketing at Picture Literacy. “Graphic novels are a powerful literacy tool, and we love helping schools out during these rough times by giving away these books. The first national launch of our catalog will go out at the end of September to hundreds of classrooms in 48 states. We couldn’t be more pleased to be sharing these great kids comics with so many young readers.”

The sweepstakes is open to teachers, school librarians and school administrators. Their schools could win one of four prize packages, including the grand prize of $1000 in free books. For more details and to enter, visit www.slj.com/pictureliteracy. Every signup is an entry, so schools may enter multiple times. Entrants will also be signed up for a free Picture Literacy account and will receive our catalog at the end of September. The sweepstakes ends September 24th. Other prizes include a $300 package and two $100 packages. The total value of free books being given to schools is $1500. Packages include award-winning children’s graphic novels and titles designed to motivate reluctant readers.

About The Company
Picture Literacy is the latest venture from a company with over 30 years of book retail experience. This exciting venture offers schools and students discounted prices on age-appropriate comics and graphic novels. An on-staff librarian selects and screens books for quality and content. To encourage and motivate readers, Picture Literacy offers a range of titles from just-for-fun to critically acclaimed. The selection provides options for readers of every ability and interest. A sample catalog can be viewed at www.pictureliteracy.com. Every order placed with Picture Literacy earns free books for classrooms and school libraries. Picture Literacy’s goal is to enable happy, successful readers and instill a lifelong love of reading.

Company: Picture Literacy
Website: http://www.pictureliteracy.com
Contact: Andrew McIntire, Director of Marketing
Email: service@pictureliteracy.com
Toll free: 877-905-7323
Local: 503-905-2395
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Rebecca McGregor
Educational Programs Assistant
Picture Literacy
Web: www.pictureliteracy.com
Email: rebeccam@pictureliteracy.com
Phone: 503-905-2367

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.