Pinson Public Library

Pinson, Ala.


The Pinson Public Library in Alabama is a brand-new facility in a rural area that opened last year with 1,600 materials, a third of which were donated. With a small budget and high circulation, this library will put the 25 cartons of Bookapalooza materials to great use. By collaborating with the local schools’ annual reading contests, the Bookapalooza materials will encourage children to read and write book reviews for the school and library websites. The materials will also be used with another ongoing program with the Hand in Paw Organization, Reading with Rufus, where children will strengthen their verbal and reading skills by reading aloud to Rufus the dog.

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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)