Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults

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Early Literacy

Ready to Read at New York Libraries

Literacy and Children

Resources

Research

McMacken, Mary C. "The Parents' Role in Literacy Development: Fostering Reading Strategies at Home" [link is to ERIC record]. Childhood Education Vol. 69, No. 3 (Spring 1993): 142-145.

Robinson, Nancy M et. al. "Family Factors Associated With High Academic Competence in Former Head Start Children at Third Grade" [link is to ERIC record]. Gifted Child Quarterly, Oct 2002; 46: 278 - 290.

Salisch, Maria. Children’s emotional development: Challenges in their relationships to parents, peers, and friendspdf file. International Journal of Behavioral Development, Jul 2001; 25: 310 - 319.

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science Based Program for Reading Problems at any Level. Knopf press. New York 2003

Reading and Reading Lists

Children's Book Awards

New York State

National

School Library / Public Library Connection

Resources

Research

Bush, Gail. "Walking the Road between Libraries: Best Practices in School and Public Library Cooperative Activities" [link is to ERIC record]. School Library Media Activities Monthly.  22.6 (February 2006)

Callison, Daniel. "Expanding Collaboration for Literacy Promotion in Public and School Libraries" [link is to ERIC record] Journal of Youth Services in Libraries. 11.3 (Fall 1997): 37-48.

Gross, Valerie.  "A+ Partners in Education: Linking Libraries to Education for a Flourishing Future" Public Libraries. 44.4 (July/August 2005): 217-22pdf file.

Homework Help

Grant Programs

Public Library System Youth Services Pages

Click on an area on the map below, or click on a name below the map, to go to that system's youth services web site.

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Public Library Systems

Brooklyn Public Library | Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (system main page) | Chautauqua-Cattaraugus (system main page) | Clinton-Essex-Franklin (see links from system main page) | Finger Lakes -- Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins) | Four County --Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego (see links from system main page) | Mid-Hudson --Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, part of Ulster | Mid-York -- Herkimer, Madison, Oneida (Resources) | Mohawk Valley -- Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie | Monroe County (see links on main page) | Nassau (see links on main page) | The New York Public Library (main page) | Nioga -- Genesee, Niagara, Orleans | North Country -- Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence | Onondaga County Public Library | Pioneer -- Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming (system main page) | Queens Borough (see links from system main page) | Ramapo Catskill -- Orange, Rockand, Sullivan, part of Ulster | Southern Adirondack -- Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington | Southern Tier -- Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates (system main page) | Suffolk | Upper Hudson -- Albany, Rensselaer | Westchester (system main page)

Featured Youth Services Programs

Brooklyn (Kings County) Queens Borough Nioga (Genesee, Niagara, Orleans counties) Nassau Mid-York (Herkimer, Madison, Oneida counties) Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Buffalo and Erie County Monroe Southern Tier (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates counties) Westchester Finger Lakes (Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins counties) Onondaga North Country (Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence counties) Clinton-Essex-Franklin Suffolk Cooperative Nassau Westchester Brooklyn (Kings County) Queens Borough The New York Public Library (Bronx, New York, Richmond counties) The New York Public Library (Bronx, New York, Richmond counties) Southern Adirondack (Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties) Pioneer (Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming counties) Mohawk Valley (Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie counties) Four County (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego counties) Ramapo Catskill (Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster [part] counties) Mid-Hudson (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Ulster [part] counties) Upper Hudson (Albany, Rensselaer counties)

Children

Teens

Organizations for Library Professionals Serving Youth

Careers and Training

Discussion Groups

Statistics

Youth Programming in Libraries

Laws and Regulations

Last Updated: October 24, 2014 -- asm; for questions, comments or suggestions, contact Karen Balsen