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Mar 29, 2024

CHICAGO - Oralia Garza de Cortés is the 2024 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC. 

Garza de Cortés is a children’s librarian, family literacy expert, writer, and Latino children’s literacy advocate whose career spans over forty years in the field.

Mar 29, 2024

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2024 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Hutchinson Memorial Library in Randolph, Wisconsin.

Mar 25, 2024

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, 2024, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will present a half-day preconference, "Bilingual Storytime Academy," during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. 

Mar 13, 2024

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites proposals from qualified researchers to develop a practitioner education guide for library workers. This guide will translate evidence-based research on skills needed for school-age children to become fluent readers into practical approaches that support the acquisition of these skills in emerging readers and inform ways library workers can support those skills, especially in the public and school library environments. 

Feb 22, 2024

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2025 event featuring award-winning author Kyle Lukoff.

Jan 24, 2024

BALTIMORE — Author and illustrator Corey R. Tabor is the 2024 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Fox Has a Problem,” published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 19–22 in Baltimore. 

Jan 22, 2024

BALTIMORE — Pam Muñoz Ryan is the winner of the 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator published in the United States whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Echo” (Scholastic, 2015),  “Becoming Naomi Le​​ón” (Scholastic Press, 2004), “Esperanza Rising” (Scholastic Press, 2000) and “Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride” (Scholastic, 1999).

Jan 22, 2024

BALTIMORE — Dave Eggers, author of “The Eyes and the Impossible” and Vashti Harrison, illustrator of “Big,” are the 2024 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Jan 22, 2024

 BALTIMORE — Producer GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios are the 2024 recipient of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for “Work It Out Wombats!” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 19–22 in Baltimore.

Jan 22, 2024

BALTIMORE — “El Deafo,” has won the 2024 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. It was produced by Matie Argiropoulos, Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio. Winner of the Audiobook Production for Young Adults is “Promise Boys,” produced by Macmillan Young Listeners, a Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt & Co. The awards were announced today during the American Library Association’s (ALA) LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 19-22 in Baltimore.