Collection development
Friday, February 1, 2019

From the ALA website:

Each year the ALSC office receives nearly 3,000 newly published books, videos, audiobooks, and recordings from children’s trade publishers. These materials, primarily for children age birth through fourteen and are submitted to ALSC award and media evaluation selection committees for award and notables consideration.  After each ALA Midwinter Meeting in January, these materials (published in the preceding year) need to be removed from the ALSC office to make room for a new year of publications.1

The Bookapalooza Program was created to find new homes for these materials. ALSC will select three libraries to receive a Bookapalooza collection of materials to help transform their current collection and provide the opportunity for these materials to be used in their communities in creative and innovative ways, and enhance their library service to children and families. Since ALSC receives such a wide variety and assortment of materials, we are unable to guarantee the format and quality of content of all materials provided.

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