Association for Library Service to Children

ALSC enhances creativity programming in 79 libraries with Curiosity Creates Grants

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 79 recipients of Curiosity Creates grants. Each library will receive up to $7,500 to support exciting new creativity programming to promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14. This grant has been made possible by a generous donation to ALSC by Disney.

ALSC applauds American Academy of Pediatrics’ screen time guidelines

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, applauds the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on its recent revisions to guidelines addressing “screen time” for young children.  ALSC President Andrew Medlar released the following statement:

ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 ALSC/Candlewick Press 'Light the Way' Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Candlewick Press in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo, will go to a library conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.

Registration open for the 2016 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that registration for the 2016 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference, themed "Believe. Build. Become.," will be held Sept. 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 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 2016 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.

Each applicant will be judged on the following:

ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 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 2016 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 judged on the following:

·         The plan and outline submitted for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library

More Great Websites for Kids selected by ALSC

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:
 
Center for Game Science, University of Washington - http://centerforgamescience.org/games/

$7,500 Curiosity Creates Grant from ALSC

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Curiosity Creates; an exciting new grant opportunity for libraries to promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14. This grant will support librarians who are already implementing innovative maker-spaces as well as those who can use this funding to spark new programs.

Babies Need Words Every Day to bridge the word gap

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the release of the new Babies Need Words Every Day materials. These shareable resources were designed to help bridge the 30 Million Word Gap by providing parents with proven ways to build their children’s literacy skills.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 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 2016 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 Orlando.

Each applicant will be judged on the following:

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