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Wisconsin Teen Wins Step Up to the Plate @ your library Grand Prize

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on Thursday, October 06, 2011 in American Library Association (ALA)
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CHICAGO– The American Library Association reports that twelve-year-old Kelsey Willems, Green Bay, will soon be on her way to the NationalBaseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., thanks to the resourcesat her school library and some quality family time with her father.Inthe grand prize drawing for the Step Up to the Plate @ your library program,Baseball Hall of Fame Library Director Jim Gates pulled Willems’ entry from the1,000 eligible entries baseball fans nationwide sent in over the spring andsummer.  For her win, Willems and her father will head to the Hall of Fameat the end of the month to attend its World Series Gala event and receive abehind-the-scenes tour of the library and archives.Developedby the American Library Association (ALA) and the Hall of Fame, Step Up to thePlate officially wrapped up its sixth season with the national drawing. Theprogram teamed up two American classics - baseball and libraries -...

Step up to the Plate!

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on Monday, June 08, 2009 in American Library Association (ALA)
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Season four of the national "Step Up to the Plate @ your library" program is well underway. The program teams up baseball and libraries to promote the importance of information skills. The contest centers on a baseball trivia contest. People of all ages are invited to visit their libraries and answer a series of trivia questions that focus on multiculturalism in baseball and baseball around the world, developed by library staff at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Entries are due September 1, 2009. One grand prize winner will receive a trip to the Hall of Fame in October. There are also prizes for the four libraries that bring in the most contest entries. See the contest rules for more information. ...