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    The GB2 is here!

    The 2017 Guide Book to Gift Books is available for download now on the Bulletin website!

    Books make great gifts, but picking the perfect titles for your favorite youngsters can be daunting. The expert staff of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books have created an up-to-date, easy-to-use guide to help you navigate the bookstore wilderness of shiny new children's books.

Welcome to the Center for Children’s Books!

The Center for Children’s Books at the School of Information Sciences is a research center with additional interests in education and service.  Our mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship.

In addition to pursuing our own projects, we support faculty research and provide opportunities for sharing current scholarship.  We also support students, librarians, and educators by providing the use of our extensive children’s literature collection, sponsoring and participating in children’s literature-related events, and offering additional opportunities for enrichment and professional development.


New to the CCB: Social Media

The CCB has been geared up and joined the social media world! While we’re still operating our same Facebook page, we have joined Twitter and Instagram. Follow our handle @iSchoolCCB on either of these social media platforms to gain insights into our space and events, learn about new books coming our way, and catch glimpses of our students and staff at the iSchool.


Research Spotlight: App Authors

Following the results of the recently completed “Closing the App Gap I” planning grant, we are thrilled to announce that The Institute of Museum and Library Services has recently awarded the School of Information Sciences with grant funding to pursue “App Authors: Closing the App Gap II.”

Led by principal investigator Deborah Stevenson and co-PI Kate McDowell, this multi-year grant project will focus on hands-on app creation as a way to encourage STEM involvement among young learners from diverse backgrounds. The School of Information Sciences will partner with schools and libraries across the country to develop a curriculum for children aged eight to twelve, for eventual use in other library and school settings. Through this project, children will both develop their own apps and share them with others, highlighting their achievements and learning about others’ as well.

If you would like to participate in this exciting grant as a volunteer, please contact the CCB GAs at ccb@illinois.edu.


News & Updates

Spring 2018 Hours:

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am-75pm

Wednesday: 3pm-7pm

Thursday: 12pm-5pm

Friday: 11am-3pm