Step Up to the Plate @ your library, the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual trivia contest about the “boys of summer” returns just in time for summer. This year’s program is a whole new ball game. With a greater emphasis on social media, people of all ages are encouraged to use the resources at their library to answer a series of trivia questions developed by Hall of Fame staff.
Each week a new trivia question will be posted on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website. Players will have a week to visit their library to use the print and electronic resources to answer the question correctly. All correct answers will be entered for a weekly drawing for a prize pack from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
All correct answers provided throughout the season will be entered into a final grand-prize drawing for a chance to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to attend the World Series Gala and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and archives in October 2012.
Libraries can post the questions on their own websites, Facebook, and Twitter pages to have ready-made content throughout the summer and to plug in to the national contest. Baseball-themed programming ideas and downloadable logos will also be available on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website.
Players and librarians can follow atyourlibrary.org on Twitter (@atyourlibrary) or Facebook for updates and reminders about new questions and content available on the Step Up to the Plate @ your library website.
Developed by ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Step Up to the Plate @ your library teams up two American classics—libraries and baseball—to promote libraries and librarians as essential information resources.