ALSC partners with Netflix on Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/01/2020

Contact:

Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships

ALSC

312 280 1398

ahubbard@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) partnered with Netflix in support of Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, a collection of 12 episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children's books from Black authors. Visit: https://www.netflixbookmarks.com/ to view the episodes and to access links to additional resources. The videos are also available for free without subscription on the Netflix Jr. YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/NetflixJr/

“I am ecstatic that ALSC is able to partner with Netflix to supplement the project in this way,” says ALSC President, Kirby McCurtis. “We have provided links to resources that will help library professionals advocate for social justice and celebrate Black Voices in children’s literature.” ALSC is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within librarianship and the broader community.

As part of the Bookmarks project, ALSC also shared its #LooktoLibraries resources to encourage families to explore the power of connecting with children’s library professionals. The Look to Libraries materials were created to help families navigate life during the pandemic and include tip sheets for families on a range of topics.

For more information, contact ALSC’s Program Officer for Projects and Partnerships, Angela Hubbard, at ahubbard@ala.org or (312) 280-1398.

About ALSC
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is driven by more than 4,000 members dedicated to the support and enrichment of library service to children. Our members include youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty. ALSC supports its members in engaging communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children. To learn more about ALSC and how to join, please visit our website at www.ala.org/alsc.