Association for Library Service to Children

Salt Lake County PL receives 2013 Hayes Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2013 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Salt Lake County Library Services, West Jordan, Utah.

The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator.

ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

The recordings selected are:

ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children's Videos

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children’s Books

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The titles include:

Younger Readers

“And Then It’s Spring.” By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

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.