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Promoting and improving libraries services to children and young people.


Welcome to the Children’s Round Table (CRT)! Our goal is to promote and improve library service to children and young people, and to support those who serve them. We do this in three ways:

  • High quality book awards
  • Engaging programs at annual conference
  • Professional development through scholarship, recognition, and volunteer opportunities

View the CRT Operating Procedures (Approved May 2023).


Volunteer with CRT

Our members are librarians like you – working year-round to fulfill these goals and CRT is more than just amazing author panels at conference. We work all year to support our members as we grow together in our profession.

CRT is powered by our membership, so please consider becoming involved by volunteering to serve on one of our committees. We have a place for you. Get Involved!


Jennifer Eckert, Chair, 2023-2024

Melissa Grzybowski, Chair-Elect, 2023-2024

Emma de Boer-Piedt, Past Chair, 2023-2024

Hannah Farmer, Secretary/Treasurer, 2023-2025

Jenny G. Rodriguez, Councilor, 2022-2025

Bernadette Trammell, Alternate Councilor 2022-2025

Zinnia Bayardo, Social Media & Webmaster, 2023-2026

Emily Kupersztoch, Publisher Liaison, 2023-2026


Awards and Stipends
Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon Chairs
Conference Program
Texas 2×2 Reading List
Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

CRT Reading Lists


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