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  • September 15, 2010
    Letters to the First Lady
    New York, NY
    The ICDL Foundation and Tikatok, LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes and Noble, reached agreement to jointly market and promote a new children’s book, "Letters to the First Lady.” As part of the agreement, the Foundation will receive $1.00 per book sold. The book can be ordered at
  • July 15, 2010
    ICDL wins ALA's President's 2010 Award for International Library Innovation
    Washington, DC

    The International Children's Digital Library won the American Library Association President's 2010 Award for International Library Innovation. The ICDL was also named one of 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians.
  • April 17, 2010
    ICDL books used in Elementary Battle of the Books
    Chicago, IL
    The Chicago Public Schools continues to include one digital book from ICDL in each category of their annual Elementary Battle of the Books.


  • July 1, 2008
    World Bank Approves Funding for Integration of the International Children's Digital Library Content in Rural Mongolian Schools
    The World Bank approved additional funding for the Integration of the ICDL in Rural Mongolian Schools. These funds will be provided to the ICDL and the One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC) to enable an optimized partnership between the two organizations as they implement programs in Mongolia aimed at providing technology throughout the country's educational infrastructure. This is a continuation of the READ initiative.


  • November 10, 2007
    No road, drive: The ICDL goes to the Mongolian countryside
    ICDL Director Ben Bederson traveled to Mongolia with Sheri Massey, a Maryland graduate student conducting ICDL research, where they worked on a World Bank-funded project to upgrade the Mongolian ICDL, installing local versions in rural schools without internet, and providing teacher training for its use.
  • July 18, 2007
    Celebrating ICDL's fifth anniversary!
    Durban, South Africa
    The fifth anniversary of the ICDL will be celebrated at the World Library and Information Congress, sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Durban, South Africa in August 2007. ICDL Advisory Board member, Pam Berger, and ICDL Director, Ann Weeks, will join with members of the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults, to highlight the development of the project and demonstrate how the ICDL is being used in schools and libraries around the world.
  • April 18, 2007
    ICDL at The Library of Congress
    Washington, DC
    Directors Bederson, Druin and Weeks visited the Library of Congress (LC) recently for discussions about the ongoing relationship between the two organizations. Topics included LC's World Digital Library, an ICDL presence inside the LC, and the creation of a special collection of children's books.
  • February 5, 2007
    White Ravens database updated
    Work has been completed between the Foundation and the International Youth Library, the largest children's book collection in the world, to update the ICDL's White Ravens catalog of award-winning books. Eighteen of those books are freely available in the ICDL.
  • February 5, 2007
    ICDL at the World Bank
    Washington, DC
    Foundation Directors Druin and Browne were invited to the World Bank, which introduced the ICDL to Mongolia's READ project, to hear and meet Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries' Director Martha Choe.


  • June 19, 2006
    No Hotel, Tent: The ICDL Goes to Mongolia
    Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia



  • December 2, 2004
    ICDL throws a birthday party in New Zealand to celebrate its second anniversary
  • May 24, 2004
    New video released: "What children have taught us"
  • April 9, 2004
    White Ravens database published



  • November 20, 2002
    Introducing the International Children's Digital Library (aka "ICDL")

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