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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

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!

Officers

Bethani King, Chair
Melanie Scales, Chair-Elect
Laurie Kirkscey, Past Chair
Anne Neidinger, Secretary
Jayce Senter, Councilor

Committees

Awards and Stipends
Communications
Community Literacy
Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros
Legislative
Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon Chairs
Nominating
Conference Program
Texas 2×2 Reading List
Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

CRT Reading Lists

Siddie Joe Johnson Award

Named in honor of Siddie Joe Johnson, who served as Children’s Librarian and Coordinator of Children’s Services for the Dallas Public Library for twenty-seven years, this award is presented to a public or school librarian to recognize outstanding achievement in children’s library service.

Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding or innovative programs, a sustained high level of performance, leadership ability, involvement in professional organizations, community involvement, and cooperation with parents and other libraries, especially outside their own system. Learn more and apply

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