ALSC Announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children

Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

For Immediate Release

December 28, 2006

ALSC Announces Exceptional Web Sites for Children

(Chicago) The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce the Web sites added in 2006 to Great Web Sites for Kids (, its Web resource containing hundreds of links to commendable Web sites for children.

Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links to valuable Web sites of interest to children, organized by subject headings such as animals; literature and languages; sciences; the arts; and history and biography. The Great Web Sites for Kids Committee maintains and updates the site.

"Each year, GWS Committee members review close to five hundred Web sites for children aged birth to 14, in search of sites that are outstanding in content and conception," said Maren Ostergard, co-chair of the GWS Committee and an early literacy/outreach librarian at King County (Wa.) Library System. "To make the cut and appear on the Great Web sites for Kids, a site must be of especially commendable quality, and reflect and encourage young people’s interests in exemplary ways."

ALSC’s GWS Committee voted to add the following sites in 2006:

Complete selection criteria can be found at, click on "Selection Criteria" on the left-hand navigation menu.

For more information on GWS, please visit