Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults

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Early Literacy

Literacy and Children



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 friends [Abstract]. 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


School Library / Public Library Connection



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 System Youth Services Links

Brooklyn Public Library | Buffalo and Erie County Public Library | Chautauqua-Cattaraugus | Clinton-Essex-Franklin | Finger Lakes | Four County | Mid-Hudson | Mid York | Mohawk Valley | Monroe County | Nassau | The New York Public Library | Nioga | North Country | Onondaga | Pioneer | Queens | Ramapo Catskill | Southern Adirondack | Southern Tier | Suffolk | Upper Hudson | Westchester

Featured Youth Services Programs

Brooklyn (Kings County) Queens Borough Westchester Nassau The New York Public Library (Bronx, New York, Richmond counties)



Organizations for Library Professionals Serving Youth

Careers and Training

Discussion Groups


Youth Programming in Libraries

Laws and Regulations

Last Updated: June 26, 2018 -- asm; for questions, comments or suggestions, contact Sharon Phillips