ALA Recommended Viewing

ALA Recommends. . .

List of links to ALA's recommended and award-winning videos/DVDs for all ages, sorted by age group.

For Children | For Young Adults/Teens | For Adults | For Librarians and Educators


This page is compiled by the ALA Library. Please send any needed corrections to Valerie Hawkins of ALA's Library.


Lists and Awards Spotlight

The ALA 2015 Youth Media Awards will be announced February 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. CT.
For additional information, see Books with more information on ALA's literary awards and reading lists.

Booklist Editors' Choice and Top of the List picks, 2014 at the Booklist Reader

Libraries on Film - Pinterest board with hundreds of films (and some TV shows) in which libraries and librarians are featured, from 1912 to the present. The full list is a Web Extra PDF (bit.ly/12RpQqF) associated with The Whole Library Handbook 5, edited by George M. Eberhart and published by ALA Editions.

National Film Registry, 2010-2014 - Pinterest board showing chosen titles. The National Film Registry is the US National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. The Board was established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988. The National Film Registry names to its list up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" each year. Librarian of Congress James Billington said of the power of film: "Stories unite people, theories divide them."


For Children


For Young Adults/Teens


For Adults


For Librarians and Educators


This page is part of ALA Recommends... compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at library@ala.org with any questions. See the other lists of recommendations compiled by ALA member committees - ALA Recommended Reading: List of links to ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists for all ages, sorted by age group; ALA Recommended Listening: List of links to ALA's recommended music and spoken-word recordings and audiobooks for all ages, sorted by age group; and ALA Recommended Web Sites: List of links to ALA's recommended web sites for all ages, sorted by age group.


Last updated: December 2014


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