The Center for Children's Books


Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About Us


Mission Statement

The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature and librarianship. The Center’s mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children’s and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; and youth services librarianship.

In partnership with The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books—an authoritative analytic review journal—the Center aims to inspire and inform adults who connect young people with resources in person, in print, and online. The Center sponsors activities and hosts interdisciplinary research projects involving both theory and practice. In its dual role as research collection and educational community, the Center has national impact on the future of reading and readers.

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About the Collection

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) houses a non-circulating collection of more than 16,000 recent* and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books published in the U.S. in the current year. The CCB houses over 1,000 professional and reference books on the history and criticism of literature for youth, literature-based library and classroom programming, and storytelling. Although the collection is non-circulating, it is available for examination by scholars, teachers, librarians, students, and other educators.

*reviewed by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in the last 5-7 years.

For more information about our collection and space, check out our virtual tour below.

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CCB Staff

Dr. Deborah Stevenson, Director of the Center for Children's Books

Michelle Biwer, Graduate Assistant

Lauren Gray, Graduate Assistant

Anna Shustitzky, CCB Outreach & Communications Coordinator, ccboutreach@illinois.edu

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Our Affiliates

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
http://www.lis.illinois.edu

K–12 School Librarianship
http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/k12/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://www.illinois.edu/

University of Illinois Library Catalog
http://www.library.illinois.edu/catalog

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Contact Us

The Center for Children's Books
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9331
Email: ccb@illinois.edu

Listservs
Our main listserv has information about upcoming CCB events and our monthly newsletter. https://mail.lis.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/ccb.
Our volunteer listserv features information for current and potential volunteers regarding volunteer schedules: https://mail.lis.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/ccbv.
Our storytelling volunteer listserv is where we publicize information about storytelling and storytime opportunities in the community: https://mail.lis.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/ccbsv.

The Center for Children's Books Listserv was created to announce events held at or sponsored by the Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the University of Illinois.

Announcements will be made only by the Center for Children's Books about events or items of interest pertaining directly to the CCB, including our annual book sale, open house, storytelling festivals, Gryphon lectures on children's literature, and booklists. These announcements will be made approximately ten times a year in the form of the CCB Newsletter.

The Center for Children's Books is a unit of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. It houses a non-circulating collection of recent and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school. The CCB also collects reference books on the history and criticism of literature for youth, literature-based library and classroom programming, and storytelling. Although the collection is non-circulating, it is available for examination by scholars, teachers, librarians, students, and the public.

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CCB Newsletter Archives

2015 (HTML) 2014 (HTML) 2013 (HTML) 2012 (HTML) 2011 (HTML) 2010 (PDF) 2009 (PDF)
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