For immediate release | November 10, 2010

ALSC announces FLIP workshop winners

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the winners of an all-expense-paid family literacy training workshop, funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH). ALSC is a national dissemination partner in the grant.
Ten ALSC members partnered with their local children’s museum for the Family Literacy Involvement Program (FLIP) workshop to be held at the CMH on May 18, 2011. FLIP is a multi-lingual, interactive learning literacy program for families with children birth through age 8 that helps develop early learners’ reading and comprehension skills and encourages reading engagement. The core of the program is a FLIP kit that is checked out from the library and allows families to experience shared reading and book-centric activities in the comfort of their home. The purpose of the training is to instruct participants on the implementation of this literacy program in their libraries and museums.
The winners are: Bradley Public Library/Exploration Station in Bradley, Ill.; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh/Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania; Cleveland Heights Library and Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library/Children’s Museum of Cleveland in Ohio; Coralville (Iowa) Public Library/The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville; DeKalb County (Ga.) Public Library/Imagine it! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta in Decatur, Ga.; District of Columbia Public Library/National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C.; The Free Library of Philadelphia/Please Touch Museum in Pennsylvania; Las Vegas Clark County Library/Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Nevada; Pioneer Library System/Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma; and St. Louis County and St. Louis Public Library/The Magic House - St. Louis Children’s Museum in Missouri.
ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,200 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit


Linda Mays