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Optimistic and Competent
Día Opportunities and Support
Thank You to Our Most Recent Donors
Belpré Award Endowment
Friends of ALSC
A Tale of Two Turkeys
Books on the Bus Takes Off at Multnomah County Library
“Pint-Sized Science”: You Can Do It, Too!
November is National Family Literacy Month
- Healthy Family Habits, providing practical ways for families to establish and hone healthy habits. Available in English and Spanish.
- Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery for learners of all ages. Wonders of the Day® highlight the learning moments in everyday life.
- Renegade Buggies, a free app that helps parents and children gain financial literacy skills together. The app, developed in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, was named Instructional Game of the Year in 2015 by the Institute for Financial Literacy.
- Toyota Family Trails®, inspiring parents and kids to let imagination and exploration lead them on a daily adventure through the world around them and the classroom of life.
Registration Open for ALSC Institute
Hot Topic Programs
Upcoming Online Courses Focus on Awards
Exhibition Explores Art of Mary Blair
Kristen Remenar, youth librarian at Orion Township Public Library in Michigan, has written her first picture book, scheduled for release by Charlesbridge on December 1, 2015. Groundhog’s Dilemma has received a positive review from Kirkus, “Remenar's graceful prose and the subtlety of her message, pitched to older preschoolers and early-elementary students, are a good match. A sly and funny take on truth-telling and friendship.” The book is illustrated by Matt Faulkner, Kristen’s husband. Kudos, Kristen!
Jeanette Larson was presented the Award for Outstanding Adjunct for 2015 by the College of Professional Education at Texas Woman's University. Congratulations, Jeanette!
Curiosity Creates Grants: Supporting Creativity Programming
ALSC Competencies Revised
The Education Committee recently released the newly revised ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. They are available online including a printer-friendly PDF for download.