Association for Library Service to Children

A multimedia guide to Lapsit programming

CHICAGO — Not just a sourcebook or a reference, but a complete multimedia guide, Linda L. Ernst’s “The Essential Lapsit Guide: A Multimedia How-To-Do-It Manual and Programming Guide for Stimulating Literacy Development from 12 to 24 Months,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is an innovative, comprehensive resource that will help you stimulate the minds of your youngest patrons with rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and other creative activities.

Registration open for Winter 2015 ALSC online courses

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for Winter 2015 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

ALA calls on Dept. of Ed. to include public libraries in early learning intervention model

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) urged the Department of Education in a letter (pdf) today to include public libraries as early learning partners in the Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants (SIG).

2015 Building STEAM with Día mini-grants available

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting mini-grant applications from libraries interested in developing and implementing a Building STEAM with Día program.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC/YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Everyone Reads @ your Library grant allows ALSC and YALSA to support important literacy programs across the country.

ALSC selects more Great Websites for Kids

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:

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor, is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development.

Each applicant will be judge on the following:

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing in honor of Maureen Hayes, brings together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Each applicant will be judge on the following:

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship.  The Bechtel Fellowship is designed to allow qualified children’s librarians to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, a part of the George A.

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