ALSC announces the Día Family Book Club Curriculum

The following press release was just sent out on the ALSC website. Read on for more information about adding a Family Book Club to your Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros celebrations at your library. ———————————————————————— Contact: Joanna Ison Program Officer for Projects & Partnerships Association for Library Service to … Continue reading

2014 Pura Belpré Award Winners

As always, the Pura Belpré award winners are a great source of a few excellent new books to add to your collection that honor the Latino cultural experience and Latino authors. The award celebrates cultural authenticity both by only selecting from books written by Latino authors, but also selecting books … Continue reading

Did You Know…?

There are approximately 452,000,000 Spanish speakers world wide. According to the Census Bureau 2008 data, nearly 1 in 6 Americans, or 46.9 million people, are Latino. Even more importantly for chlidren’s librarians, 44% of children under the age of 18, and 47% of children under 5 are Latino. (Census factfinder) There … Continue reading

Programming

Library programming resources for services to Spanish-speaking and Latino children.

Collection Development

Links, book lists, and more to help you develop your Spanish-language and Latino culture collection for children.

Community Outreach

Ideas and resources for reaching out to the Spanish-speaking and Latino families in your community.

Spanish-speaking and Latino Cultures around the World

Familiarize yourself with the home cultures of your Spanish-speaking and Latino patrons.
If you are a children's librarian looking for help in better serving your Spanish-speaking patrons, but you don't speak Spanish yourself, have no fear! This site will provide resources to help you communicate, learn more about latino and hispanic cultures, find great children's books in Spanish, and network with other librarians who serve Spanish-speaking children, so that we can all benefit from each other's great ideas!