AASL Commends All CT Reads

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/30/2022


Jennifer Hablley

Manager, Members & Chapters

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended All CT Reads. The program is one of eleven outstanding programs, events, and products nominated by AASL Chapters for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves. To be considered, programs must align with the principles expressed in the national association's mission and value statements. The full list can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/commendations

“The ALL Connecticut Reads program is a great collaborative program that inspires and supports children, teens, and adults to read and connect around selected titles. The program reflects the AASL Common Belief that reading is the core of personal and academic competency,” said Kathy Lester, AASL President. “Congratulations to the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Connecticut Library Consortium, and Connecticut Center for the Book for their partnership on this excellent program.” 

"All CT Reads is a model program for inspiring the love of reading and expanding one's to be read pile,” said Barbara Johnson, CASL Past President. “Led by the CT State Library, these organizations collaborated to ensure the access to quality diverse and inclusive reading lists and books for ALL Connecticut readers. The program organizers have already begun planning their 2023 lists.” 

Added Johnson, “The CT Association of School Librarians is thrilled to be a partner in this program and looks forward to working with more literacy focused groups to expand the All CT Reads program in the future." 

The AASL Chapters provide a channel of communication between AASL-affiliated school library organizations and the AASL Board of Directors. An AASL Chapter nominates outstanding programs, events, and products for official AASL commendations, which are then reviewed and approved by the AASL Board of Directors for national recognition. 

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.