Alabama Parent Teacher Association (AL PTA) - Alabama Library Association (ALLA) Partnership

Call Your Local Library Campaign
Created in partnership with the Alabama PTA and the Alabama Library Association.

Call Your Local Library partnership

About this project:

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) and the Alabama Parent Teacher Association (AL PTA) are partnering on a unique marketing campaign. This Campaign invites Alabama PTA units and libraries throughout the state to remind families of the FREE (publicly funded) resource available to all: Local Libraries. Many families are unaware that library cards are free and of the variety of services that public libraries provide. Share this information widely and often on social media, flyers, newsletters, and however you are able. Libraries and PTA units are encouraged to connect locally to build ongoing relationships. Goals for this campaign: ease the immediate stressors caused by Covid-19 on families and foster lifelong learning.

Be sure to use the hashtags #HowWePTA #OnlineLearning #AlabamaLibraries when sharing on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ready to Use Content

PIcture of a student with their head on the desk feeling frustrated

Picture of a young boy doing homework

Illustration of adult woman helping young child with homework     Illustration of adult woman helping young child with homework

Illustration of adult woman and a young child learning remotely     Illustration of adult woman and a young child learning remotely

Ready to Use Videos

ALLA & AL PTA FB Homework Cover Video
(15 seconds)
ALLA & AL PTA FB Remote Learning Cover Video
(10 seconds)
ALLA & AL PTA FB Library Card Cover Video
(10 seconds)

Customizable Content

Download and customize this content with your library name, logo, local imagery, local resources, or in any other way that suits your needs.

Instruction for Canva
it is important to make a copy of the Canva imagery before customizing

Got Homework?
Online Learning?
Feeling Frustrated?
Online Learning? Illustration
Library Cards are Free Facebook Banner
Library Cards are Free Poster Family
Library Cards are Free Poster Little Boy
Freely Accessible Online Resources for K-12- customize with local resources


Download and/or customize this content with your organization name, logo, and local resources. Use this to spread the word about the “Call Your Local Library” Campaign to your community stakeholders.

Letter to Parents and Students
Letter to Teachers and Educators
Letter to Library Staff and Administrator

Resources for families:

Alabama PTA
For more than 100 years, Alabama PTA has been devoted to the health, safety and educational success of children, and the promotion of family engagement in schools.

Homework Alabama
Click on the image of an apple, then click the “Get A Tutor Now” button.

PTA Parent Guides To Student Success -By Grade Level
Guides provide

  • overview of what your child will learn in a specific grade level
  • suggestions for how to talk to your child’s teacher about academic progress
  • suggestions for supporting learning at home

Help Your Child Succeed In Key Learning Areas
These helpful guides describe why the specific learning area is valuable, what it should look like in the classroom, what families can do at home. They also provide links to multiple resources. Guides have been created for: READING, MATH, TESTING, HIGH SCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, and more!

How To Advocate For Your Child
Outlines rights and expectations families are entitled to when it comes to their child’s public education. Describes steps that can be taken at home to support the learning process.
Links additional Resources

CDC Planning For Virtual or At Home Learning
This checklist addresses several elements that impact the mental health of children learning at home, along with other considerations.

Library Directory
If you don’t know how to contact your local library, start here. Library systems, websites and phone numbers are listed. Use this to reach out and ask for more information!

Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers and residents of the State of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier library and information resources free of charge.


  • Michelle Hamrick, Associate Director, Irondale Public Library, Committee Chair
  • Stephanie Jackson, Vice President of Advocacy, Alabama PTA, Committee Co-Chair
  • Sarah Foster, Youth Services Coordinator, Montgomery City-County Public Library
  • Sara Hyder McGough, Manager, Ben May Main Library, Mobile Public Library
  • Jessica E. Platt, Education Doctoral Librarian, Alabama State University
  • Jodi Poe, Professor and Head of Technical Services, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University
  • Donna Thomas, Birmingham Council PTAS / Alabama State PTA, Family Engagement Leadership Coordinator
  • Consultants: Kim Munford, AL-PTA President 2019-2021; Laura Pitts, ALLA President Elect, Director, Scottsboro Public Library; Pam Berry, AL-PTA Awards Chair; Gena Ward, AL-PTA Communications Chair; Phadra Foster, AL-PTA; Daniel White, AL-PTA