ALSC press release archive

Click on the headlines below to access previous years' press releases from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

201320122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2013 

ALSC releases Tween Recommended Reads book list
Natalie Ziarnik receives 2014 Bechtel Fellowship

Registration opens for 2014 National Día Program Registry

ALSC announces Graphic Novels Reading List

Registration for 2014 ALSC National Institute opens November 11

ALSC names Soraya Silverman-Montano as 2014 Emerging Leader

'Children and Libraries' to go quarterly, add digital format

ALSC, PLA receive IMLS grant to measure impact of early literacy programming

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC, YALSA

ALSC accepting applications for Día Family Book Club mini-grants

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Bookapalooza Program
ALSC recommends more Great Websites for Kids

Registration for fall 2013 ALSC online courses open

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® invite you to thank your public library for making summer reading fun
ALSC dues changes go into effect Sept. 1
ALSC offers William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training at Midwinter 2014

ALSC names more Great Websites for Kids

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

University of Minnesota Children's Literature Research Collection to host 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture
ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Bechtel Fellowship
ALSC announces new mentoring program

PDF offers Caldecott fun through poems, songs and games

The 2013 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards
Friends of ALSC Preconference Scholarship winners announced

ALSC kicks off registration for summer 2013 online courses

ALSC announces winners of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarships
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program presents Think with Your Eyes!

2012

More Great Websites for Kids recommended by ALSC
Sweet, Vaccaro Seeger to take part in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forums
Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live
Registration opens for 2013 National Día Program Registry
Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

Author David Wiesner to take part in 75th Caldecott anniversary Facebook Forum

ALSC selects McCoy as 2013 Emerging Leader
ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids expands
ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® celebrate importance of play
Winter 2013 ALSC online courses open for registration
Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants funds to ALSC, YALSA
ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal
Fall 2012 ALSC online courses available for CEUs
Gwaradzimba named ALSC Spectrum Scholar
Two weeks left for special Institute pricing
ALSC offers student session on mentoring Aug. 14
ALSC National Institute scholarship awarded to Peterson and Struckmeyer
Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association chosen as site for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture
The 2012 edition of the Newbery and Caldecott awards guide
ALSC and LEGO®  DUPLO® to partner
Latino children's authors and illustrators to receive prestigious 2012 Pura Belpré Award at ALA Annual Celebración
ALSC announces Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarship winners
Job advice workshop offered by ALSC on June 13

ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids grows
Starr LaTronica elected ALSC 2013-2014 president
ALSC summer online courses begin July 9

The Caldecott Medal 75th anniversary

Nation’s libraries celebrate cultures
Early bird registration available for ALSC National Institute
ALSC invites applications for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture with Michael Morpurgo

Mississippi, Michigan, Massachusetts libraries win 2012 Bookapalooza Program

ALSC releases spring 2012 online courses
Angell receives 2012 Bechtel Fellowship
More resources available to libraries serving diverse populations, time to prepare for celebrating DÍa
Schubert, Barbus, Klein, Alvis receive Penguin Young Readers Group Award
Wichita Falls PL awarded 2012 BWI Summer Reading Grant
El día de los niños/El día de los libros publicity tools now available
2012 Hayes Award goes to Hartford (Conn.) Public Library
Memphis (Tenn.) Public Library wins 2012 Light the Way Grant
Tickets available for 2012 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Peter Sís
ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient 
Get your questions answered during an Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® Facebook Forum
Jack Gantos, Chris Raschka win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
Michael Morpurgo to deliver 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture 
2012 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Soldier Bear' 
Duncan Tonatiuh, Guadalupe Garcia McCall win Pura Belpré Awards 
Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2012 Carnegie Medal for 'Children Make Terrible Pets' 
Josh Schneider wins Geisel Award for 'Tales for Very Picky Eaters' 
Listening Library wins 2012 Odyssey Award for 'Rotters'  
Melissa Sweet wins 2012 Sibert Medal
ALSC announces 2012 Notable Children's Books
ALSC names 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings
ALSC announces 2012 Notable Children’s Videos

2011

New Día brochure, webinars offered in January
Two weeks to register for ALSC online courses
ALSC, PLA offer Every Child Ready to Read webinar
Updated Great Early Elementary Reads bibliography released
ALSC's Great Websites for Kids relaunches with fresh new design
ALSC online courses start January 16
ALA Youth Media Awards webcast available to 10,000 viewers
Abrams named 2012 ALSC Emerging Leader
ALSC releases new Dia website
ALSC releases Children’s Graphic Novel Core Collection
More selections added to ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids
ALSC Morris Seminar applications now being accepted
ALSC’s “Children and Libraries” honored with writing award
ALSC releases Fall 2011 online education schedule
ALSC names Robina Button 2011 Spectrum Scholar
ALSC offers Newbery/Caldecott Mock Elections digital download and webinar
Miami (Ohio) University chosen as site for 2012 Arbuthnot Lecture
More Great Websites for Kids from ALSC
2011 Spectrum Scholarship winners announced
ALSC announces winners of Bound to Stay Bound, Melcher scholarships
Every Child Ready to Read launches new Web site
Belpre Award celebrates 15th anniversary with "Quinces" celebration at Annual Conference
An updated guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards
ALSC offers webinar on family programming in a tough economy
Día 101 webinar available for purchase from ALSC
Advanced sales for Every Child Ready to Read® toolkit begin
Dr. Carolyn S. Brodie elected ALSC 2012-2013 president
Five choices for ALSC spring online courses
ALSC & PLA to offer Sneak Peek Webinar for Upcoming Every Child Ready to Read toolkit
Día 2011 book list is now available
Celebrating 15 years of children, cultures and books
ALSC offers new round of spring webinars
ALSC President’s Program to discuss serving special needs, autism in the library
The best programming ideas for building a culture of literacy through Día
Book discount for Día 101 participants
ALSC names 2011 Penguin Award winners
Día publicity tools now available
ALSC presents first-ever Día 101 webinar
Register your Día event with ALSC
ALSC tabs West Palm Beach as 2011 BWI Award winner
ALSC invites host site applications for 2012 Arbuthnot Lecture with Peter Sís
ALSC Recognizes Three Libraries with Bookapalooza
Pat Mora to Celebrate Día's 15th Anniversary in Tucson
ALSC Presents Biddeford (Maine) with 2011 Hayes Award
Richmond (Calif.) PL Wins 2011 Light the Way Grant
ALSC Names Carlson Distinguished Service Award Winner
ALSC Awards Bechtel Fellowships to Penny, Kaplan
Registration Open for 2011 Arbuthnot Lecture in St. Louis
Registration Continues for ALSC Online Courses
Newbery and Caldecott award winners speak out
Clare Vanderpool, Erin E. Stead win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
Peter Sís to deliver 2012 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Batchelder Award honors Delacorte Press for “A Time of Miracles”
Eric Velasquez, Pam Muñoz Ryan win Pura Belpré Awards
Eric Velásquez y Pam Muñoz Ryan ganan premios “Pura Belpré”
Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2011 Carnegie Medal for “The Curious Garden”
Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee and Tony Fucile win Geisel Award for “Bink and Gollie”
Listening Library wins 2011 Odyssey Award for “The True Meaning of Smekday”
Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop win 2011 Sibert Medal
Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola wins 2011 Wilder Award
ALSC Announces 2011 Notable Children's Books
ALSC Names 2011 Notable Children's Recordings
ALSC Announces 2011 Notable Children's Videos

   2010 

Registration open for online education through ALSC
ALSC Announces Winners of El día de los niños/El día de los libros Mini-Grants
19 Notable Sites Added to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids
Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live
ALSC announces FLIP workshop winners
ALSC launches application for Everyone Reads @ your library mini-grants
$84,000 available through ALSC professional awards and grants
ALSC, YALSA Launch New Youth Literacy Program with Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation
ALSC Announces Exceptional Websites for Children
St. Louis County Library System to Host 2011 Arbuthnot Lecture
ALSC Members Invited to "FLIP" Out Over Family Reading
ALSC Funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar Sylvia Franco
ALSC Announces Bound to Stay Bound Books and Melcher Scholarship Winners
Latino authors and illustrators honored for outstanding works in children’s literature
Rendirán homenaje a escritores e ilustradores hispanos por sus notables obras de literatura infantil
Poetry possibilities @ 2010 ALA Annual Conference
ALSC announces exceptional websites for children
ALSC releases Great Interactive Software for Kids
2010 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott award-winners
NEH, ALA announce We the People Bookshelf awards to 4,000 libraries
ALSC Announces 2010 Election Results
New ALSC Spectrum Scholarship Created
Registration Now Open for 2010 ALSC National Institute
ALSC Seeks Host Site for 2011 Arbuthnot Lecture Featuring Lois Lowry
Drawn to Delight: 2010 ALSC Preconference
Tickets Now Available for ALSC 2010 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
2010 Distinguished Service Award Winner Named 
"Three Libraries Selected for Fourth Annual Bookapalooza Program
Hayes Award Winner Announced
Dorr Named 2010 Bechtel Fellowship Recipient
Penguin Young Readers Group Award Winners Named
Rebecca Stead and Jerry Pinkney Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
Lois Lowry to Deliver 2011 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Batchelder Award Honors Delacorte Press for A Faraway Island
Rafael López and Julia Alvarez Win Belpré Awards
Paul R. Gagne and Mo Willems of Weston Woods Win Carnegie Medal
Geoffrey Hayes Wins Geisel Award
Live Oak Media Wins Odyssey Award
Tanya Lee Stone Wins Sibert Medal
ALSC Announces 2010 Notable Children's Books
ALSC Names 2010 Notable Children's Recordings
2010 Notable Children's Videos Announced by ALSC

   2009 

ALSC Announces Great Interactive Software for Kids
Registration for ALSC's Online Education Courses Is Now Open 
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children
2009 Mora Award Received by San Francisco, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Libraries
ALSC Selects 28 Participants for Bill Morris Seminar
Liven Up Your Library Service through ALSC Online Education Courses
ALSC Selects 2010 Emerging Leader Melanie Lyttle
Follow the ALA Youth Media Awards Live from Boston on January 18, 2010
ALSC Professional Awards & Grants Help Libraries and Librarians during Tough Economic Times
ALSC Student Sessions
ALSC Revises "Competencies" Document
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web sites for Children
ALSC Announces Bound to Stay Bound and Melcher Scholarship Winners
Back to School with ALSC Online Education
Riverside County (Calif.) Library System to Host 2010 Arbuthnot Lecture
ALSC Oral Histories Celebrate the Past
ALSC Offers Second William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training at Midwinter 2010
ALSC Kids! Campaign Features Art by David Diaz
ALSC to Host Great Programs and Events at ALA Annual
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web sites for Children
Phase Two of ALSC's Kids! Campaign Targets Tweens
Registration Opens for ALSC Online Education Courses
ALA Reaches Diverse Communities through El día de los niños/El día de los libros
ALSC Announces 2009 election results, 2011 Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert Award Chairs
ALSC Announces Summer Online Education Courses
ALA's Linda Mays discusses El día de los niños/El día de los libros, April 30
Great Interactive Software for Kids - Spring 2009 List
Thinkfinity Highlights Bilingual Resources Offered by Libraries during Día
The 2009 Newbery and Caldecott Awards Guide
Strittmatter New ALSC Executive Director
Libraries to Showcase Bilingual Resources during El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Thinkfinity.org and ALA Showcase Pura Belpré Book Award Winners
ALSC Announces the Winners of the Kids! Campaign Cool Cash Contest
Carole D. Fiore ALSC Leadership Fund Announced
ALSC 2009 Arbuthnot Lecture Tickets Now Available
ALSC Seeks Host Site for 2010 Arbuthnot Lecture Featuring Kathleen T. Horning
ALSC Preconference Shines Spotlight on Intellectual Freedom
ALSC Selects Three Libraries for Third Annual Bookapalooza Program
Thom Barthelmess Elected ALSC Vice-President
Join ALSC and REFORMA in Celebrating Día 2009
ALA Leaders Release Statement about the Deaths of ALSC Members McClelland & Krasniewicz
Gaiman, Krommes Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
Horning to Deliver 2010 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Batchelder Honors Arthur A. Levine Books
Morales, Engle Win Belpré Awards
Gagne, Reilly Win Carnegie
Willems Wins Geisel Award
Recorded Books Wins Odyssey Award
Kadir Nelson Wins Sibert Medal
Ashley Bryan Wins Wilder Medal
ALSC Announces Notable Children's Books
ALSC Announces Notable Children's Recordings
ALSC Announces Notable Children's Videos
ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant Winner Named
ALSC Bechtel Fellowship Winner Announced
ALSC Distinguished Service Award Winner Named
ALSC Hayes Award Winner Announced
ALSC Penguin Young Readers Group Award Winners Named

   

2008

2009 ALA Youth Media Awards on Twitter
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children
Civil Rights Heroine to Keynote ALSC President's Program
Jump Start your Career with ALSC's Online Education Courses
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web sites for Children
Great Interactive Software for Kids
ALSC Picks 2009 Emerging Leader Madeline Walton-Hadlock
ALSC President to Discuss "Kid Connections"
ALSC Provides Kids Reading List for Oprah's Web site
ALSC Offers Members More than $82,000 in Awards, Grants and Scholarships
ALSC to Offer Four Online Continuing Education Courses
Clinton, Tenn. to Host ALSC 2009 Arbuthnot Lecturer Myers
ALSC Announces Bound to Stay Bound and Melcher Scholarship Winners
ALSC Updates Kids! @ your library Campaign
ALA Honors Newbery, Caldecott Winners at Annual Conference
ALSC to Sponsor Programs, Events, and Giveaways at ALA Annual Conference
New Bibliography of Great Early Elementary Reads
Great Interactive Software for Kids Announced
ALSC Announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children
Kate McClelland Elected ALSC Vice-President
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton to Keynote ALSC President's Program
2008 ALSC National Institute Registration Now Open!
ALSC Celebrates El día de los niños/El día de los libros on Second Life
ALSC Heads West for 2008 National Institute
ALSC preconference discusses challenges of library summer reading programs
ALSC selects three libraries for second annual Bookapalooza program
Dora the Explorer™ joins ALSC and REFORMA in Celebrating Día
ALSC announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children
Schlitz, Selznick win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
Walter Dean Myers to deliver 2009 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
2008 Batchelder Award honors VIZ Media for “Brave Story”
Yuyi Morales, Margarita Engle win Pura Belpré Awards
Yuyi Morales y Margarita Engle ganan premios "Pura Belpré"
Producer Kevin Lafferty wins 2008 Carnegie Medal for “Jump In!”
Mo Willems wins Geisel Award for “There Is a Bird on Your Head!”
Jazz wins first-ever Odyssey Award
Peter Sís wins 2008 Sibert Medal
ALSC announces 2008 Notable Children’s Books
ALSC names 2008 Notable Children’s Recordings
ALSC announces 2008 Notable Children’s Videos
2008 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Winner
2008 ALSC Bechtel Fellowship Winner named
2008 ALSC Hayes Award Winner Announced
2008 Penguin Young Readers Group Award Winners named
2008 ALSC “Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved” Grant Winner named
2008 ALSC/Tandem Library Books Literature Program Grant winner named
2008 ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Grant Winner named


To access press releases issued by the Association for Library Service to Children prior to 2008, please visit ALA's Press Releases Archive. Return to top of page