ACL Activities and Events
You are invited to our Monthly Meetings. ACL meetings are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, excluding the month of the annual institute. (typically April or May), usually at the Oakland Public Library.*
Oakland meetings begin at 9 AM in the West Auditorium, with access only available from Madison St.
** NOTE: The library does not open until noon, direct meeting access is at the West Auditorium doors only.**
- Fri, Janunary 9, 2014 ACL Meeting 9 am Oakland PL
- Fri, February 13, 2015 ACL Meeting 9 am Oakland PL
*NOTE: ACL switches meetings from Oakland to the community room at Berkeley Public Library, Central, during facility closures at the Oakland Public Library, the normal meeting location. (Stay tuned for any changes).
Berkeley meetings typically begin at 9 AM, with access available at the staff entrance on Bancroft from 8:45 to 9:15 (if arriving after 9:15, please wait until the Library opens at 10 and enter from the main entrance on Kittredge).
NEW – yearly ACL activity Calendar – FY 14-15(PDF)
- The annual ACL Institute offers professional development to Librarians and other interested in a wide variety of topics. The 2014 Institute was held March 14, 2014 at the San Francisco Public Library. Planning will begin shortly for the 2015 Institute. For more information on future or past Institutes, see the Institute page.
- The annual Performers’ Showcase offers the opportunity to meet and evaluate a variety of children’s performers active in the Bay Area. The 2015 Performers showcase will be held on Feb 7, 2015. For more information on upcoming or past Performers’ Showcases, see the Showcase page.
- The Distinguished Books Roundups are held once a year, typically sometime toward the end of January. This meeting finalizes the list of the best titles reviewed over the past year. The Roundup for 2014 titles will held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Penny Peck’s house.
Best ACL reviewed books of :
- 2013 Distinguished List (Warning – 2.8 MB pdf file) The Roundup for 2013 titles was held February 9, 2014 at Penny Peck’s house.
- 2012 Distinguished List (Warning – 2.5 MB pdf file) The Roundup for 2012 titles was held February 24, 2013 at Penny Peck’s house.
- 2011 Distinguished List (Warning – 3.5 MB pdf file) The Roundup for 2011 titles was held March 4, 2012 at Penny Peck’s house.
- 2009 Distinguished List (Warning – 1.7 MB pdf file)
- 2008 Distinguished List (pdf file)
- 2007 Distinguished List (Warning – 2.4 MB pdf file)
- 2006 Distinguished List (Warning – 2.2 MB pdf file)
This page last updated: September 14, 2014