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 featuring hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
The newly added sites are:
“Choosing the next Great Websites for Kids is always exciting and we have a wide selection that appeals to a vast audience this round,” said Lara Crews, children’s librarian, Forsyth County (North Carolina) Public Library, and Lisa Taylor, senior librarian, Ocean County (New Jersey) 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 animals; art; history; literature; sciences; and 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 as necessary.
Members of the 2015 Great Websites for Kids Committee are: Lara Crews, co-chair, Forsyth County (North Carolina) Public Library; Lisa Taylor, co-chair, Ocean County (New Jersey) Library; Emily E. Bacon, Yorktown (Indiana) Public Library; Ariel Cummins, New Braunfels (Texas) Public Library; Jill Eisele, Bellwood (Illinois) Public Library; Krishna Grady, Darien (Connecticut) Library; Joanne Kelleher, Kings Park (New York) Central School District; Elizabeth Saxton, Tiffin, Ohio; and Alia Shields, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library.