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  • December 8, 2011
    159 new Indian books in 8 languages
    College Park, MD
    159 new books from Pratham Books in Bangalore, India were added to ICDL. The book languages include English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.


  • January 25, 2010
    19 new books added from Nicaragua
    Jinotepe, Nicaragua
    Libros para Niños, our first partner in Nicaragua, recently contributed 19 Spanish books to our collection. Libros is a private organization dedicated to growing in children a love of books and reading. These wonderful new titles can be read here. You can also find out more about Libros from their facebook entry.
  • January 25, 2010
    Slovenian students help translate book metadata
    Postojna, Slovenia
    A class from Miroslav Vilhar Primary School in Slovenia, who call themselves the "Postojna Dudes", recently contributed to the ICDL by translating some of the invaluable metadata that makes the ICDL easy to use. Check out how you can help ICDL.


  • November 13, 2008
    International Children's Digital Library Signs Historic Agreement with Google
    ICDL announced that it has signed an agreement with Google to augment its vast collection of public domain children's literature with public domain titles digitized using Google's state-of-the-art scanning technology.
  • June 23, 2008
    The ICDL has a new ICDL Activities Page
    The ICDL Activities page is aimed at providing the ICDL community with a variety of ways to use the library - as a child, parent, teacher, librarian or just as a children's literature enthusiast. We hope to gather these activities from ICDL users around the world. Please be sure to send us any activity you use to make the ICDL relevant to your world!
  • March 5, 2008
    International Children's Digital Library to expand its online Jewish children's books collection with four new partnerships for children the world over
  • February 25, 2008
    International Children's Digital Library partners with the Alice M. Jordan Collection at Boston Public Library


  • October 30, 2007
    Increasing Mongolian books in ICDL
    In anticipation of the One Laptop Per Child launch in Mongolia this month, we have significantly increased the number of Mongolian children's books in the Library. This work has long been supported by the World Bank and the Mongolian Ministry of Education. Don't miss Director Bederson's most recent Mongolian Trip Report, "No Road, Drive", in which he enumerates the adventures and explorations of his latest efforts to set up the ICDL in rural schools.


  • December 8, 2006
    Meetings to increase Arabic books in ICDL
    Cairo, Egypt
    ICDL Director of Collection Development, Ann Weeks, just returned from Egypt where Madame Farida El Wakil Reedy, Secretary General of the Integrated Care Society, sponsored meetings focused on increasing the number of books in Arabic in the ICDL. While in Egypt, Dr. Weeks also met with the Directors of the Children's Library and the Young People's Library at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina about expanding cooperative projects between the Library and the ICDL.
  • December 6, 2006
    The Polish Internet Library to contribute books to ICDL
    Warsaw, Poland
    The Polish Internet Library, one of the world largest and most ambitious digital repositories, has made available its first set of Polish children's work to the ICDL.
  • August 22, 2006
    Visit the Baldwin Collection of Historical Children's Literature, ICDL's first Special Collection
  • March 28, 2006
    Five new books added from Hungary and Peru
  • February 27, 2006
    Nine new books added from Iran and Mongolia
  • February 9, 2006
    Ten new books added from Iran written in Persian / Farsi
  • January 24, 2006
    Seventeen new books added from Iran written in Persian / Farsi


  • December 7, 2005
    Nine new books added from Mongolia and the American Indian Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  • November 29, 2005
    33 new books added from New Zealand and Germany
  • October 25, 2005
    Nine new books added from Portugal, Peru, France, and Iran
  • September 9, 2005
    Nine new books added from Croatia, Peru, Germany, and Iran
  • August 19, 2005
    31 new books added, representing Spanish, Croatian, Persian/Farsi, German, and French languages
  • July 29, 2005
    53 new books added from Malaysia, Iran, Kenya, and more!
  • June 22, 2005
    20 new books added from Malaysia, Peru, and more!
  • June 1, 2005
    95 new books added from Iran, Peru, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and more, including several award-winners!
  • March 17, 2005
    19 new books in Spanish, German, and Quechua added to the collection
  • February 17, 2005
    13 new books in Quechua, Hebrew, and Filipino added to the collection


  • December 15, 2004
    73 new books in Persian/Farsi and Yiddish added to the collection
  • November 8, 2004
    37 new books in Serbian, Hebrew, Persian/Farsi, and Spanish added to the collection
  • June 11, 2004
    112 new books added representing 10 languages, including Japanese, Portuguese, Serbian, Yiddish, and more


  • December 22, 2003
    52 new books in Persian/Farsi, Russian, Vietnamese and more added to the collection
  • April 3, 2003
    Four new books added from the Library of Congress
  • March 18, 2003
    Seven new books added from the Library of Congress


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