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Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
For Immediate Release
January 30, 2004

ALSC and PIO create "The Librarian's Guide to Great Web Sites for Kids" brochure

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA's Public Information Office (PIO) have created "The Librarian's Guide to Great Web Sites for Kids." The brochure is available online at

"The Librarian's Guide to Great Web Sites for Kids" offers tips and guidelines to help children, parents, and caregivers safely enjoy the benefits of the Internet. It includes special sites for parents and caregivers; suggested family Internet safety guidelines; suggested rules and Netiquette for children when using the Internet; definitions of Internet terminology; and much more.

Libraries and other organizations can download the PDF version of the brochure and distribute it to patrons and clients. Libraries are encouraged to share the brochure to proactively assist in the positive, safe use of the Internet by children.

"The Librarian's Guide to Great Web Sites for Kids" is a revision of the brochure "The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace," which was originally underwritten by America Online and prepared in 1998.

The original brochure was revised and updated by ALSC members Roxanne Feldman, The Dalton School, N.Y.; Kathleen Ann Baxter, Putnam Library, Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, Mass.; Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, Va.; and Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady, N.Y.

For more information about Great Web Sites for Kids, visit