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



Organizations for Library Professionals Serving Youth

Careers and Training

Discussion Groups


Youth Programming in Libraries

Laws and Regulations

Last Updated: August 28, 2019 -- sm; for questions, comments or suggestions, contact Sharon Phillips