Join ALSC for two days of intensive professional development: 32 education programs, keynotes from authors and leaders in the field of library service, and chances to connect with colleagues from across the country. Learn more!

ALSC eLearning

ALSC provides individuals serving children and families in libraries and other literacy settings with timely and affordable professional development opportunities presented by experts.

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ALSC members enjoy amazing opportunities for professional and personal growth while bolstering the association's mission to support and enhance library service to all children. Learn more about benefits, dues, and payment options.

Membership and participation bring about meaningful change to the profession and individual careers. From serving on a committee to writing an article to attending a webinar, there are many ways to get involved in ALSC.

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ALSC offers numerous and varied resources that support professional development, can enhance programs and services in the library, and facilitate professional networking.

ALSC books, serial publications, white papers, social media platforms, book lists, and products support youth services staff in being the best they can be!

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ALSC is committed to creating quality professional development experiences, both in-person and online, and resources that cover best practices for individuals serving libraries and families; early literacy initiatives and programming; and more.

Dia - Children's Day/Book Day -

Through its initiatives, ALSC builds awareness, resources, and community around topics from advocacy to early literacy to diversity in children's literature.

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To connect, communicate, share, and build relationships with members, ALSC maintains a presence in a variety of social media and online platforms.

Identify the award winners in your collection! Mix pack of eight different gold seals. Pack includes 3 of each of the following seals:

Batchelder | Belpré | Caldecott | Geisel | Newbery | Notable Book | Sibert | Children's Literature Legacy

Now available for instant digital access, this edition mirrors the content and resources of its paper counterpart.

This book digs in and explores where the Newbery intersects with library work in a range of areas such as collection policy, advocacy, programming, EDI efforts, and censorship. Strategies, guidance & tips to make the most of the Newbery in your work.

Show your ALSC pride with our swag including mugs, totes, t-shirts, and more!

Book & Media Awards Shelf

ALSC Book and Media Awards Shelf

This collection of more than 2,000 books, recordings, apps, and websites for children spans 100 years, reflecting the evolution of ALSC’s awards history AND delivering the latest, greatest materials for contemporary readers, listeners, learners, and gamers, as well.