Association for Library Service to Children

The 2019 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated with the 2019 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Libraries respond to need for diverse collections, services through Día, April 30

[en español]

CHICAGO – Libraries reflect the world around us. With demographic trends pointing toward the United States evolving into a majority minority country, libraries are responding to the need for programs, services and collections that are as diverse as the populations they serve.

Las bibliotecas satisfacen la necesidad de colecciones y servicios diversos y celebran el “Día”, el 30 de abril

[en inglés]

CHICAGO – Las bibliotecas son un reflejo del mundo que nos rodea. Como el comportamiento demográfico actual indica que Estados Unidos va en camino a convertirse en un país de minorías mayoritarias, las bibliotecas están satisfaciendo necesidades de programas, servicios y colecciones tan diversas como las poblaciones a las que sirven.

McCurtis elected ALSC 2020-2021 president

Kirby McCurtis, an Administrator at Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward receive 2019 Bechtel Fellowships

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2019 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library receives 2019 Hayes Award

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Clayton, North Carolina.

ALSC invites applications for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman

CHICAGO--The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2020 event featuring author, Neil Gaiman.


Arizona, New Hampshire, and Tennessee libraries win 2019 ALSC Bookapalooza Program

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries: McNary Community Library of McNary, Arizona; Jaffrey Public Library of Jaffrey, New Hampshire; and Lawrence County Public Library of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.