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Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the 2022 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. 

Diamant-Cohen is the creator of the Mother Goose on the Loose program series, a groundbreaking program that promotes early childhood literacy and family engagement.

Mar 1, 2022

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.

Feb 22, 2022

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2022 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to J. Joseph Prince.

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Donna Barba Higuera, author of “The Last Cuentista,” and Jason Chin, illustrator of “Watercress,” are the 2022 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Illustrator and author Bryan Collier will deliver the 2023 Children's Literature Lecture Award. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX held virtually from January 21 – 24.

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers is the winner of the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Temple Alley Summer.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX, held virtually January 21 - 24. 

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk, author and illustrator of “The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art” were named the winners of the 2022 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2021. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held virtually Jan. 21 – 24. 

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – HarperAudio/Katherine Tegen Books, producers of the audiobook “Boogie Boogie, Y'all,” have won the 2022 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. HarperAudio/Quill Tree Books, producers of the audiobook “When You Look Like Us,” have won the 2022 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Young Adults. These wins mark the first year that the Odyssey Medal is being awarded in two age categories.

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Producer Fred Rogers Productions is the 2022 recipient of the Award for “Alma’s Way”. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held virtually January 21 - 24. 

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – El productor Fred Rogers Productions es el ganador del Premio a la Excelencia en Medios Digitales de Aprendizaje Temprano 2022 (2022 Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award) por “Alma’s Way”.