ALA and Constance Wu Team Up to Celebrate Libraries

The American Library Association is thrilled to partner with Constance Wu to remind the world that libraries transform lives and communities. By offering free access to books, games, and movies featuring diverse characters, libraries help people of all backgrounds see themselves represented in media.

Learn more about how libraries benefit communities

Want to learn more about how today’s libraries engage and empower the communities they serve? Read real stories from the I Love Libraries archives about some of our nation’s most innovative, life-changing library programs and services—from therapy dogs to prison libraries to the power of archives.

Visit your library

One of the best ways to support libraries is to start locally: visit your nearest library (or check out their website) and sign up for a library card if you haven’t already. Want your support to go even further? Ask your library staff about volunteer opportunities or joining a Friends of the Library group.

Join the online conversation

Love how libraries provide diverse books and crucial resources to people of all backgrounds? Stay informed about national library news and stories by subscribing to the I Love Libraries newsletter and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tweet about it to help spread the word!

Tweet: Exciting news: @ConstanceWu is lending her support to libraries! She’s starring in video PSAs to bring attention to how libraries offer community resources and inclusive stories like @CrazyRichMovie. Watch the PSAs at https://ctt.ac/b7g67+ #LibrariesTransformExciting news: @ConstanceWu is lending her support to libraries! She’s starring in video PSAs to bring attention to how libraries offer community resources and inclusive stories like @CrazyRichMovie. Watch the PSAs at ilovelibraries.org/constance-wu. #LibrariesTransform

 

Tools for libraries

Libraries are encouraged to share Constance Wu’s video PSAs on their websites, social media, and more! Head to our Tools for Libraries page to download the videos, plus see sample social media copy, graphics, and more.

Get your own Constance Wu READ® poster

Show off your love for Crazy Rich Asians by getting our new READ® poster featuring Constance Wu from the ALA Store!

About Constance Wu & Crazy Rich Asians

Constance Wu is best known for her roles in the web series EastSiders and ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. She has also had supporting roles in Law & Order: SVU, Torchwood, Covert Affairs, and One Life to Live. In 2017, she was named one of the TIME 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Ms. Wu stars as Rachel in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, based on the worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. The story follows Rachel as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that he has neglected to mention a few key details about his life…including the fact that he is from one of the country’s wealthiest families and is one of its most sought-after bachelors. Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, opens August 15.