Magazine article American Libraries

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Magazine article American Libraries

Alsc

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ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION

The Association for Library Service to Children is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. The ALA division's award programs, advocacy initiatives, and educational events support their core purpose of creating a better future for all children through libraries. Visit www.ala.org/alsc.

CELEBRATE READING AND DIVERSITY

This month libraries across the country will celebrate El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros. Held annually on April 30, Dia promotes the importance of advocating literacy for every child, regardless of linguistic and cultural background. Through celebrations, libraries showcase their multicultural programs and services. While supplies last, ALSC is providing complimentary bilingual brochures featuring Dora the Explorer that include recommended book lists and tips on how to encourage children to read (see p. 14). The brochures are available to libraries that register their Dia events, searchable by state, at www.ala.org/dia.

KIDS! CAMPAIGN

ALSC's "Kids! @ your library" public awareness campaign will host "Kids & Ever-Cool: Find Them Together @ your library" June 28 from 10:30 a. …

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