ALSC initiatives

Dia logoEl día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a DAILY commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.  Through Día, libraries work to nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.

Every Child Ready to ReadEvery Child Ready to Read 
Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® (ECRR) incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.  ECRR helps public libraries have an even greater impact on early literacy through an approach that focused on educating parents and caregivers. By educating the primary adults in a child's life to learn more about the importance of early literacy and how to nurture pre-reading skills at home, the effect of library efforts is multiplied many times.

Everday AdvocacyEveryday Advocacy
The purpose of Everyday Advocacy is to educate ALSC members about the importance of advocacy and what roles they can take in making advocacy seem important and feasible. The site is meant as a go-to resource for both day-to-day advocacy and crisis advocacy. Visitors will find that the site empowers librarians and library staff to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

read build playRead! Build! Play!
Read! Build! Play! seeks to bring reading-focused activities and resources to libraries nationwide. Designed for children five and younger, the LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! project blends early reading with construction play, encouraging youngsters to build along as their parents/librarians read simple, age-appropriate books.  ALSC and LEGO DUPLO are dedicated to promoting the importance of play in early learning. For libraries looking for more resource and research on play in the lives of young children, please visit our Importance of Play site.