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Nov 17, 2020

CHICAGO - On Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT, the American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media during its Youth Media Awards announcements.

Oct 21, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has selected five fellows for the ALSC Equity Fellowship  ALSC welcomes Equity Fellows, Eboni Dickerson, Erika Lehtonen, Natassia Schulz, Melissa Stovall, and Mai Takahashi. ALSC thanks members of Storytime Underground for their generous donation in support of the ALSC Equity Fellowship and ALSC’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

Sep 17, 2020

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. CT | 3 p.m. PT, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) President Kirby McCurtis and Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Vice-President Nichelle M. Hayes will join other prominent African American leaders in a panel discussion on race, identity, and social justice in children's literature.

Sep 10, 2020

CHICAGO – Today Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) President Kirby McCurtis, appeared as a guest on "Pandemic: What You Need to Know," a new ABC Network program temporarily replacing the third hour of Good Morning America.

Sep 1, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) partnered with Netflix in support of Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, a collection of 12 episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children's books from Black authors. Visit: to view the episodes and to access links to additional resources. The videos are also available for free without subscription on the Netflix Jr.

Aug 11, 2020

Registration for the 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute, “Dive In: Engage, Amplify, Activate,” is now open! This year’s Virtual Institute will convene October 2-3, 2020, in lieu of the originally planned in-person event in Minneapolis, MN.

Aug 3, 2020

CHICAGO — As many families sheltered in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of digital media for information, education and entertainment has skyrocketed. Now, more than ever, as parents and caregivers look to libraries for support, the work of children’s librarians, serving as media mentors, is essential.

Jul 30, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that the ALSC Equity Fellowship application cycle is open.

Jul 7, 2020

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded a total of 5 students the Bound to Stay Bound and Melcher Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additionally, ALSC has sponsored 2 Spectrum Scholars and 1 additional Spectrum Scholar made possible through the generous support of Ellen Fader, 2005-2006 past-president.    

Jun 23, 2020

CHICAGO— During times of crises, libraries continue to play a vital role in connecting their communities to resources, information, and to each other. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) have released a Virtual Storytime Services Guide to assist libraries in creating high quality and meaningful online experiences for their patrons.