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Dec 9, 2019

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Jessica Agudelo of the New York Public Library’s Bronx Library Center, in the Bronx, NY as its representative in the 2020 Emerging Leader program.

Nov 6, 2019

The season of giving is here and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has an incredible opportunity to double its impact. An anonymous donor is matching gifts made to ALSC’s Annual Fund through Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Donations are tax-deductible and gifts from an individual donor, up to $1,000, are eligible. Donations will be matched from now until the end of Giving Tuesday and the match caps at $10,000. Donations made to the Friends of ALSC and the ALSC Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship Fund will be matched.

Sep 3, 2019

ALSC and ACM Partner to Create Welcoming Spaces for Immigrant and Refugee Families

Jul 23, 2019

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jul 12, 2019

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot committee has chosen Sacramento Public Library as the site of the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Neil Gaiman, a Newbery Medal author and library advocate.

Jul 9, 2019

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for its seventh biennial “Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training,” to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.  This invitational seminar supports and honors William C. Morris’ dedication to connecting librarians and children with excellent children’s books. 

May 17, 2019

CHICAGO — New York Times bestselling author and intellectual freedom advocate Laurie Halse Anderson will speak at the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2019.  Anderson, recipient of the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her young adult titles "Catalyst," "Fever 1793" and "Speak," has been recognized for her ongoing advocacy against censorship. 

May 3, 2019

CHICAGO — Spotlighting recent award-winning titles that library users are sure to love, ALA Editions’ new Grab-and-Go Awards Pamphlets will help patrons find their next favorite book. Sold in packs of 100 for $14.99/pack, the new pamphlets present a selection of hand-picked:

Apr 19, 2019

CHICAGO — Updated with the 2019 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Apr 12, 2019

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CHICAGO – Libraries reflect the world around us. With demographic trends pointing toward the United States evolving into a majority minority country, libraries are responding to the need for programs, services and collections that are as diverse as the populations they serve.