Ashland Public Library

Ashland, Ohio


The Ashland Public Library in Ohio will partner with the Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Center to provide materials to patrons who don’t have access to the library. The Kroc Center houses numerous programs and services for the homeless and low-income families in the community, and will post information about the collection and library services at the Ashland Public Library. Teen volunteers will also be utilized to read to children and assist with the library’s summer reading program.

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alsc_logo.jpg Bookapalooza Program
Creating a better future for all children through libraries is ALSC’s core purpose.
ALSC envisions a future where:
  • In every library, children come first.
  • All libraries acknowledge the importance of children’s service with adequate materials and resources.
  • All libraries recognize ALSC as a leader in promoting high quality service to children.
  • Libraries recognize and support the value of all staff serving children.
  • Resources, collections, services, and staff reflect the communities they serve.
  • The library’s physical space reflects the developmental needs of children.
  • Children and their families are being served by a variety of non-traditional programs and activities in off-site locations.
In keeping with this envisioned future, the Bookapalooza Program will offer select libraries a collection of materials that will help transform their collection and provide the opportunity for these materials to be used in their community in creative and innovative ways.
2013 - Winner(s)