Guide to Best Reading goes digital

Laura Schulte-Cooper
For Immediate Release
June 20, 2006

Guide to Best Reading goes digital

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's (ALA) Guide to Best Reading in 2006, a co-production of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC),
Booklist, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is available for the first time as a digital download.

The guide is filled with annotated recommended and notable booklists such as "Notable Children's Books," "Notable Books," "Editor's Choice," and "Best Books for Young Adults." The materials are camera-ready and can be used to create brochures and bookmarks for unlimited distribution.

New to the guide this year are appealing, patron-friendly graphics on bookmarks and brochures and a customizable option for brochures. A list of present and past Pura Belpré Medal winners also has been added.

"What library wouldn't like to save some money while also providing classy-looking, professionally-selected, user-friendly booklists for their patrons?" said YALSA President Pam Spencer Holley. "I can't think of a better bargain than this new means of offering an old favorite. Best of all is that these selected and recommended lists of books, audiobooks and other media, appeal to all age ranges, from children to adults."

ALA's Guide to Best Reading in 2006 is available from the ALA Store at, click on "Digital Downloads" in the blue "Browse Catalog" section. The price is $22; $19.80 for ALA members.