For immediate release | March 25, 2024

ALSC ALA Annual Preconference - Bilingual Storytime Academy

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, 2024, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will present a half-day preconference, "Bilingual Storytime Academy," during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

This interactive preconference will provide an easy-to-follow framework for library workers who deliver Spanish bilingual storytime; for optimal learning, attendees should have a basic grasp of Spanish and storytime conventions. Attendees will learn about the selection of appropriate texts, how to prepare texts for storytime, translation practices to produce materials, and bilingual facilitation to implement programs that are rich in early literacy practices, linguistically sound, and culturally affirming. They will also engage in a sing-along to learn new songs, rhymes and finger plays – complete with manipulatives.

Bilingual Storytime Academy
Friday, June 28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sheridan Jay Cazarez, Youth Services Librarian, Long Beach (CA) Public Library

ALSC Members: $79 Advance | $89 Standard
ALA Members: $94 Advance | $109 Standard
Other Member: $94 Advance | $109 Standard
Non-Member: $109 Advance | $119 Standard

View the complete ALSC @ 2024 ALA Annual Conference programming on ALSC’s website.

For questions or comments related to ALSC continuing education events, please contact Sarah C. Polen, ALSC Deputy Director, at spolen at

About ALSC

ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 3,300 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


Sarah Polen

Deputy Director

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)