Association for Library Service to Children

Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30

CHICAGO — Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans. 

Apply for the Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the 2014 ALSC National Institute.

Theme and speakers announced for ALSC Charlemae Rollins’ President’s Program

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the theme and speakers for the 2014 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program. This program will take place 1 - 2:30 p.m.

New ALSC white paper: 'The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children’

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of a new white paper, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children” written for ALSC by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, and adopted by the ALSC Board of Directors on April 5,2014.

ALSC selects popular books for young readers

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, “Popular Picks for Young Readers,” published by ALA Editions for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), offers a goldmine of quality books for children. Edited by Diane Foote, this guide spotlights more than 500 titles published within the last four years.

Tickets available for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) announced that tickets for the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney are now available.

Explore Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced more information about the evening at Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute. This event, to be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, will feature a panel presentation by Daniel Handler, Mac Barnett and Jennifer Holm.

ALSC invites applications for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture with Brian Selznick

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2015 event featuring well-known children’s book creator Brian Selznick.

Every Child Ready to Read® for Spanish-Speaking Communities

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) announce the release of a new Every Child Ready to Read® product. The Every Child Ready to Read® your Library® Toolkit for Spanish-Speaking Communities is now available as a digital download from the ALA Store.

ALSC announces the Día Family Book Club Curriculum

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the release of the Día Family Book Club Curriculum. As an extension of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, the Día Family Book Club is a reading program that engages children and families in the shared reading and discussion of contemporary children’s literature that reflects our common plurality. 

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