Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another Amazing Digital Collection.....For Children!

The International Children's Digital Library: A Library For The World's Children

This is an amazing site with an ambitious goal and it appears to be hitting the mark! Check it out!

Mission statement

The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.

The ICDL Foundation is a non-profit corporation.

  • The ICDL collection includes 3745 books in 51 languages.
  • Over a million people have visited our Web site.
  • ICDL visitors come from 166 countries worldwide.
  • After the United States, most ICDL visitors come from South Africa and China.

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