Book Bonanza! Celebrating Ten Years of the Bookapalooza Program

Corinne Demyanovich, Courtney Jones


Got books? The winners of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Bookapalooza Program do. But where do all those books come from? Each year, ALSC receives thousands of books, videos, audiobooks, and recordings for the various children’s book and media awards. The Chicago office fills up with books—and they all need good homes.

In 2007, ALSC Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter created the Bookapalooza Program to donate each year’s award submission materials to three libraries in need across the United States.

A decade later, we celebrate ten years of donating thousands of book and media materials to deserving libraries.

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