For Pro-Library Women Only

As the economy continues its slump, libraries nationwide continue to play an important role in communities everywhere, as people turn to them for free entertainment, to connect to the Internet and look for jobs. This spring, the Wide Awake Club Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and Woman’s Day magazine want to hear your thoughts on why the library is important to your community.

From now through May 9, 2010, women 18 and over are invited to tell their story in 700 words or less and send it to

. Up to four stories will be highlighted in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day or womansday.com. For more information and to read the official rules, visit www.womansday.com/ala.