About ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service.

ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries.

Benefits of ALSC membership include: connecting professionally and socially about children's librarianship; sharing knowledge and expertise by becoming involved in one of 60 active committees, including the Newbery and Caldecott book award committees; encompassing ALSC's exciting initiatives, such as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), Everyday Advocacy, Read! Build! Play! and Every Child Ready to Read @ your library®, into your programming; growing your career by attending one of ALSC's many continuing education programs; and playing a part in  advocating for better library services and the materials for ALL children.

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