ALSC names eight more Great Websites for Kids

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/09/2016

Contact:

Laura Schulte-Cooper
Program Officer, Communications
ALSC
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:
 
Bureau of Labor Statistics K-12 - http://www.bls.gov/k12/home.htm      
Clic Clic Cuentos Interactivos (Spanish) - http://www.cuentosinteractivos.org     
Disney Junior: Disney Latino (Spanish) - http://disneyjunior.disneylatino.com/
PBS Kids Design Squad - http://pbskids.org/designsquad
Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius - http://pbskids.org/fetch/ruff/
Virtual Museum of Canada - http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/about-vmc/
 
"The committee strives to choose sites that are inclusive and wide-ranging in topic and interest. This session, we are particularly excited to be adding two new Spanish language sites and one site that will be of specific interest to Canadian users," 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 2015 Great Websites for Kids Committee.
 
Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) presents 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 evaluate potential sites and choose the very best to be included in the online database. The committee also routinely inspects site content to maintain accuracy and relevance of the featured sites.
 
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; Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library; Elizabeth Saxton, Tiffin, Ohio; and Alia Shields, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library.