Thursday, June 28, 2012


Once again, the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates (WMLA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with the Eastern States Exposition to provide each Western  Massachusetts PUBLIC LIBRARY conducting a summer reading program, free tickets for this fall’s Big E in West Springfield.
The Big E will provide two (2) free general admission tickets to each public library in Western Massachusetts with the understanding that these tickets will be used as incentives or rewards for children and teens to encourage them to read over the summer.   The winners should be chosen through a random drawing of names at the end of your summer reading program.
To participate--
  •  Place a self-addressed #10 business-sized, STAMPED envelope (SASE) [must hold 2 tickets and one Big E brochure] addressed to YOUR library with “ATTN:  [your library’s person designated to receive these valuable tickets]” inside another stamped envelope.
  • Mail to:
                ATTN:  SUMMER READING
                P. O. BOX 609
                South Deerfield, MA 01373
NOTE: Your SASE must be received by WMLA by Friday, July 13, 2012.
For security reasons, DO NOT write the words “Tickets” or “Big E” on the outside of the envelopes.
For Western MA public library systems that have branch libraries, you will need to either send a separate SASE for each branch OR one large envelope with sufficient postage to hold the number of tickets and brochures you are requesting.  Please tell us how many branches for which you need tickets.
The only request that The Big E has made of Western Massachusetts public libraries receiving these free tickets is that the public be notified of their donation to encourage reading among our young people.  Please create signs or posters with this information. 
 The WMLA Board members will process your requests and mail the tickets shortly after July 13th.

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