For immediate release | June 2, 2016

More Great Websites for Kids selected by ALSC

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, the online resource featuring hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

ALMA Kids -

Art for Kids -

CERNland -

Get the Math -

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History -

Knowledge Kids -

Matemáticas Visuales -

Math TV -

Mineralogy4Kids -

NYPL Digital Collections -

SmartHistory -

TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharing -

We All Live in the Forbidden City -

“The Great Websites Committee has chosen thirteen new sites to add to its database,” said committee co-chairs Lisa Taylor, Barnegat (New Jersey) Branch, Ocean County Library System, and Alia Shields, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library. “As usual, the sites cover a variety of topics, however, it's worth noting that at least five of the sites should be of particular interest to educators, and there are three new Spanish language additions. One of the committee's favorites is SmartHistory, a ‘resource for the study of art and cultural history.’"

Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as animals; art; history; literature; sciences; and more. Each site entry includes a brief annotation and a grade-level rating. GWS users can also rate sites, save their favorites for easy access and share sites via social media and email.

Members of the ALSC GWS Committee review potential sites for inclusion and vote on the sites to be included. They also regularly check the entire site to ensure currency and re-evaluate sites when necessary.

Members of the 2016 Great Websites for Kids Committee are: Lisa Taylor, co-chair, Barnegat Branch, Ocean County (New Jersey) Library System; Alia Shields, co-chair, Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Public Library; Emily E. Bacon, Yorktown (Indiana) Public Library; Ariel Cummins, New Braunfels (Texas) Public Library; Jill Eisele, Bellwood (Illinois) Public Library; Renee Grassi, Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Public Library; Diane E. Janoff, Queens Library-Poppenhusen, New York; Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library; Beth A. Munk, Kendallville (Indiana) Public Library; and Elizabeth Saxton, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications