Hola Children's librarians!
I recently learned of a great opportunity for collection development in your Spanish language children's collection (or any other collection for that matter!). It's called the Feria Internacional de Libros (International Book Fair), and it's held every year in Guadalajara, Mexico. And every year ALA awards grants to librarians from the United States who want to go down to Guadalajara to purchase books direct from the vendors, experience a little Mexican culture, meet Mexican authors, and just have a great time. The ALA grant pays for $100 towards airfare, and three nights in the hotel.
What's more, FIL has a huge children's section, with author talks, storytelling, and other activities, along with plenty of vendors. This is a great opportunity! Applications will be available soon, and they will probably be due by some time in August, so you still have plenty of time to apply for the 2009 grants.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Welcome to Library Spanish for Kids, a blog dedicated to serving Spanish-speaking children and young adult library patrons. Items I will post in this blog will include: language resources, Spanish language book resources, ideas for programming in Spanish, and general library resources in Spanish. If you yourself work in a library with Spanish-speaking children or young adults, or just have a good idea or resource, feel free to post it here as a comment!