Rubber wrist bands are certainly the latest fad among young people these days, (last I checked). So if you missed receiving a ‘Libraries matter’ wrist band at the ALA conference in Chicago this year, there's still time to purchase some for your school or library.
Karen Bersche from the Alliance Library System writes, "Moments after the opening exhibit ribbon cutting, Carol Brey-Casiano was at the booth picking up a few wristbands to pass out to the Opening General Session speakers. Senator Obama accepted his blue band on stage at the conclusion of his remarks Saturday evening."
This is a great way to inspire all people involved in education to be advocates for libraries, literacy, and life-long learning.