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Sunday, 14 December, 2014

Read this report from Emma Ali from Bolton of her experiences at her first ASCEL Conference, November 2014

"I can honestly say this conference is the most valuable thing I have ever done in my professional life - the thing I have learned will have a direct impact on the children and young people I work with."

Tuesday, 2 December, 2014

"The lives of today's children are not dominated by digital information by they are immersed in it."

Our research report published today (2 December) gives new insight into how young children access digital technology and, crucially, suggests how public libraries might better support them in the future.

Read our press release here

Read the research report here

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

ASCEL and SCL have submiitted this joint response to the call for evidence from the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission.

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

This is ASCEL's submission to the independent panel's call for evidence on public libraries

Sunday, 16 March, 2014

ASCEL's Children & Young People's Promise sets out what we believe all public library services should offer children and young people. It also sets out how the Promise relates to each of the Universal Offers.

Thursday, 6 February, 2014

Read the joint ASCEL/SCL submission here

Monday, 18 November, 2013

Show and Tell:  Libraries as core building blocks in the development of children’s communication skills - 8-9 November, Kegworth, Leicestershire

This was a conference full of laughter; learning; friendship and some very moving moments. 67 delegates attended over the two days exploring how libraries and school library services support children’s communication skills. Click here for our full conference report. Click here for Lynne Chapman’s ASCEL 2013 conference blog and illustrations – who can find themselves in these drawings?!