ALSC recommends more Great Websites for Kids

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/17/2013

Contact:

Laura Schulte-Cooper
Program Officer, Communications
ALSC
312-280-2165
lschulte@ala.org

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

BBC Primary History - www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/
Kids.gov - http://kids.usa.gov/
Smithsonian Kids - www.si.edu/Kids
Mi Héroe (Spanish site for My Hero Project) - www.miheroe.org
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms - www.genome.gov/Glossary/
Walking with Dinosaurs - www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com/dinosaurs/catalogue/

"History, government, science and biographies (in Spanish) are the highlights of the newest selections, providing fresh informational sources perfect for homework and the back-to-school season," said John E. Peters, Bronx, N.Y., and Kimberly Probert Grad, library information supervisor, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, co-chairs of the Great Websites for Kids Committee.

Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as art;  music; computers and technology; geography and maps; museums; mathematics; and much more. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating. GWS users can also rate sites, save their favorites for easy access and share sites via social media and email.

Members of the ALSC GWS Committee review potential sites for inclusion and vote on the sites to be included. They also regularly check the entire site to ensure currency and re-evaluate sites when necessary.

Members of the 2013 Great Websites for Kids Committee are: Kimberly Probert Grad, co-chair, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library; John E. Peters, co-chair, Bronx, N.Y.; Paige Bentley-Flannery, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Ore.; Lara Anne Crews, Forsyth County (N.C.) Public Library; Brandon M. Hines, Coffey County Library, Burlington, Kan.; Suzanne Kovach, Harford County (Md.) Public Library; Edward McCoy, Oakland (Calif.) Public Library; Lisa Taylor, Barnegat (N.J.) Branch Library; and Katherine Scherrer, Connected Communities, Lexington, Ky.

Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association