Association for Library Service to Children

ALSC announces winners of El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros Family Book Club mini-grants

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is announcing the winners of the El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros Family Book Club mini-grants. Twelve libraries were chosen to receive $5,000 each to offer a Dia Family Book Club.  These clubs will utilize multi-cultural, multi-lingual or second language books to provide an opportunity for the community to come together.  The mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

ALSC offers publicity tools to promote El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

CHICAGO — On April 30, families, children and communities will celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry during El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).  Also known as Día, libraries across the country will host multicultural celebrations that include family programs, bilingual story hours, book giveaways and other literacy events.

Burke County Public Library receives 2013 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Library Services to Special Population Children and their Caregivers Committee are announcing that Burke County Public Library is the recipient of the 2013 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for their Outreach to the Hearing Impaired project.

Cynthia K. Richey named 2013 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO  - Cynthia K. Richey was named the 2013 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

ALSC releases Spring 2013 Online Course schedule

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released the schedule for spring 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, April 8, 2013.

Sheinkin wins 2013 Sibert Medal

SEATTLE — Steve Sheinkin, author of “Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,” was named the winner of the 2013 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2012. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25 – 29 in Seattle.

David Díaz y Benjamín Alire Sáenz ganan premios Pura Belpré

SEATTLE — David Díaz, ilustrador de “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert”; y Benjamín Alire Sáenz, autor de “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”fueron seleccionados como los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración Pura Belpré 2013, y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2013 respectivamente. La distinción rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyan el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

Andrea Davis Pinkney to deliver 2014 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

SEATTLE – Author Andrea Davis Pinkney, vice president and editor at large of Scholastic’s Trade Books, will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan.  25 - 29, in Seattle.

Katherine Paterson Wins 2013 Wilder Award

SEATTLE — Katherine Paterson is the winner of the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Bridge to Terabithia (Crowell, 1977), “Jacob Have I Loved” (Crowell, 1980) and “The Great Gilly Hopkins” (Crowell, 1978).

Katja Torneman wins 2013 Carnegie Medal for 'Anna, Emma and the Condors'

SEATTLE — Katja Torneman, producer of “Anna, Emma and the Condor,” is the 2013 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25– 29, in Seattle.

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