Association for Library Service to Children

ALA President, ALSC President, and GLBTRT Chair Urge North Carolina Governor to Repeal HB2

CHICAGO -  Today American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) President Andrew Medlar and ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Chair Peter Coyl released a joint letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recommending that he urge repeal of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (House Bill 2).

ALSC announces new Graphic Novels Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released three new Graphic Novel Reading Lists. These lists are offered in the ranges of kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. 

Each of the Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for free download on ALSC’s website at http://www.ala.org/alsc/graphicnovels2016

ALSC announces Día Turns 20 mini-grant recipients

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded 20 mini-grants to libraries across the country in honor of Día’s 20th anniversary.  Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) was envisioned by children’s book author, Pat Mora and founded in partnership with REFORMA.  It is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

Jacqueline Woodson to Present Closing Session at 2016 ALSC Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson will present the Closing General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. This event will take place at the Charlotte Marriott City Center on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group.

ALSC donates $5,000 to REFORMA Children in Crisis Project

CHICAGO — Since 2014, REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, has mobilized its Children in Crisis Project in response to the thousands of refugee children arriving often unaccompanied along the southern border of the United States. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is in strong support of REFORMA’s efforts to provide comfort to the children through accessible books.

ALSC dona $5,000 al Proyecto de Niños en Crisis de REFORMA

CHICAGO — Desde 2014, REFORMA, la Asociación Nacional para Promover Servicios Bibliotecarios y de Información para los Latinos e Hispanohablantes, ha movilizado el proyecto de niños en crisis en respuesta a los miles de niños refugiados que a menudo llegan solos a lo largo de la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos. La Asociación para el Servicio de Bibliotecas para los Niños (ALSC) apoya los esfuerzos de REFORMA para proporcionar comodidad a los niños a través de libros accesibles.

2016 Charlemae Rollins President's Program on Youth Library Spaces

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the 2016 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program. The topic of the program will be youth library spaces. Marty Sklar, former president of Walt Disney Imagineering, and the man behind the creative development of EPCOT and design supervisor for Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris will give the keynote.  

Bezhigoogahbow Library Receives 2016 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Bezhigoogahbow Library (Leech Lake Tribal College) is the recipient of the 2016 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for their Agindaasodaa! (Let's Read!) project.

ALSC names eight 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 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      

Tickets available for 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Pat Mora

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Santa Barbara Public Library System announced that tickets for the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Pat Mora are now available.

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