ALSC selects more Great Websites for Kids

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/09/2014


Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications

Association for Library Service to Children (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, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

CBC Kids - 
CBeebies - 
Classics for Kids - 
Kids in the House - 
Learn. Genetics - 
Learn. Genetics en Español - 
Nourish Interactive in Spanish - 
Sparky the Fire Dog – 


“This round of winners will really enhance our Spanish page, along with a variety of websites for kids interested in everything from government to firehouse dogs,” said Lara Crews, children’s librarian, Forsyth County (N.C.) Public Library and Kimberly Probert Grad, library information supervisor, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, co-Chairs of the Great Websites for Kids Committee.


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 from arts and astronomy to mathematics and museums and many 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 2014 Great Websites for Kids Committee are: Lara  Crews, co-chair, Forsyth County (N.C.) Public Library; Kimberly Probert Grad, co-chair, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library; Paige Bentley-Flannery, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Ore.; Krishna Grady, Darien (Conn.) Library; Joanne Kelleher, Kings Park (N.Y.) Central School District; Ted McCoy, Springfield (Mass.) City Library; Alia Shields, Cherry Hill (N.J.) Public Library; Lisa Taylor, Barnegat (N.J.) Branch Library; and Katie Scherrer, Connected Communities, Lexington, Ky.