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Jun 22, 2020

Due to the continuing concerns of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has announced that the 2020 National Institute will be held virtually, in lieu of the originally planned in-person event in Minneapolis, MN, October 1-3, 2020.

Jun 12, 2020

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is offering an exciting new 11 hour virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards, including the esteemed Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Printz Award, and the Stonewall youth and adult Book Awards.

Jun 5, 2020

CHICAGO — Newly updated to include the 2020 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

May 26, 2020

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth book sets to libraries across the country. Public and school libraries are encouraged to apply for the book sets by June 15, 2020.

May 14, 2020

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 Bookapalooza Program Collections to three libraries: Civic Center Secondary School of San Francisco, California; Big Rapids Community Library of Big Rapids, Michigan; and the Wood Dale Public Library District of Wood Dale, Illinois.

Apr 13, 2020

CHICAGO — Lucia M. Gonzalez, director, North Miami Public Library (NMPL), North Miami, Florida, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She begins her term as president-elect on July 1, 2020. 

Mar 19, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce its 2020 list of outstanding digital media for children. The list includes real-time, dynamic and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating and entertaining in exemplary ways.

The media selected include:

Mar 16, 2020

CHICAGO — Due to continuing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture in Sacramento, California, featuring Neil Gaiman and originally scheduled for Friday, May 8, has been postponed. The lecture will be rescheduled to a future date to be determined.

Feb 25, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2020 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles, published in the previous year, includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picturebooks of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The titles include:

Younger Readers

Feb 25, 2020

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the recipient of the 2020 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 to develop Sensory Storytimes for immigrant families who are learning to navigate an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.