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  • Juvenile Series and Sequels: A database of easy reader, children's, and young adult series books. Organized by series, title, subject, and author. A readers' advisory service of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
  • Amelia Bloomer Project: 2004 List of Recommended Feminist Books for Youth: A list of feminist books for children from birth through age 18. Sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Lists are available in PDF or HTML format.
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Unit of the American Library Association for school librarians and media specialists. Resources include information about education and careers; issues and advocacy; awards, grants, and scholarships; AASL news; publications and journals; conferences and events; and professional tools.
  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Unit of the American Library Association supporting the profession of children's librarianship. Site includes information on projects and conferences, lists of award-winning children's materials, resources for librarians and parents, and links to web sites for kids.
  • Authors Among Us: Librarians as Children's Writers: A database of library professionals who are authors of published, forthcoming, and not-yet-published books for children and young adults.
  • Babies' Lap Time: Resources for planning baby and toddler storytimes. Includes planning tips, theme ideas, and sample programs for children ages 6 to 24 months.
  • Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents: Written in both English and Spanish, this site lists recommended books, professional resources, workshops, proceedings, friends, and links to other related sites.
  • BayNews Storytime Ideas: Thematic storytime ideas with suggested books, activities, and crafts.
  • Becoming Digital: Policy Implications for Library Youth Services: An examination of issues surrounding the digitization of library services for children and young adults.
  • Cary Memorial Library Children's Booklists: A collection of thematic booklists in PDF format for children from preschool through high school.
  • Children's Books: An index of award winners, booklists, and series books for young readers.
  • Children's Literature & Disability: A list of children's mysteries, adventures, dramas, and real life stories that include characters who have a disability. A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.
  • Children's Literature in a Time of National Tragedy: A full-text ERIC Digest that examines how literature can be used to explain the events of September 11th to children.
  • Comic Books for Young Adults: An introduction to comic book and graphic novel formats, genres, publishers, and collection development issues for libraries that serve young adults.
  • Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Supplement to the book of the same name. Includes links and resources of interest to those serving youth in libraries.
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC): Bibliographies, reviews, webcasts, and links to online children's literature resources for librarians, teachers, and university students. Includes the CBCC-Net Listserv, an electronic forum for discussion of issues related to children's and young adult literature..
  • Doug Johnson: Articles, columns, evaluation tools, and handouts for school library and educational technology issues. Includes contact information for Doug Johnson.
  • Dígame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: Bilingual Library Programs for Children and Families: A guide for developing English-Spanish library activities for toddlers through young adults and families. Based on material from the 2001 and 2002 Texas Reading Club Manual.
  • EZ Library Programs: A database of library program ideas. Search by topic, audience, program type, and cost. A project of the Mid-Hudson (New York) Library System.
  • Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know: A list of books about diverse cultures for children from preschool through age 12. Includes cover art and publication information.
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resources for Young Adults and YA Library Professionals: A list of print resources intended to help Young Adult Librarians provide readers' advisory on issues relating to homosexuality and bisexuality.
  • Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks: An annotated list of graphic novels and trade paperbacks recommended for young adult collections in public libraries.
  • High School Students and Their Use of the World Wide Web for Research: Reports the results of a study that shows teenagers are having difficulty in evaluating resources on the Web. Uses Perry's Scheme of Student Development to provide a framework for the findings.
  • It's Storytime: A collection of storytime themes with related books, fingerplays, flannel boards, poetry, and songs.
  • Know Kidding: A youth services programming handbook in PDF format for public library staff. Developed by and for Illinois librarians, but suitable for use in any library.
  • Locked in at the Library: Suggestions for planning a successful sleepover at the library for young adults and children. Includes information about program marketing, safety, activities, and evaluation.
  • Mother Goose Time Pathfinder: Resources and recommended materials for planning "books and babies" programs in the public library.
  • Nancy J. Keane's Children's Literature Webpage: Booktalks, reading recommendations, book reviews, and general information about children's literature.
  • PUBYAC: Public Libraries, Young Adults, and Children: A discussion list about the practical aspects of children's and young adult services in public libraries. Topics are focused on programming ideas, outreach, literacy, censorship and policy issues, collection development, administrative considerations, job openings, and professional development. Requires registration.
  • Perry Public Library Babytime Rhymes: A collection of storytime games, rhymes, songs, and lullabies for babies from birth to 14 months old. Content is provided in PDF format.
  • Children's literature resources and storytime ideas for school and public librarians.
  • Precocious Readers: Suggestions for recommending books to gifted children.
  • Proof of the Power: Full-text ERIC Digest about the impact of school library media programs on the academic achievement of U.S. public school students.
  • Reference Sources for Children's Librarians: An index of search engines, bibliographic tools, and other general Internet resources of interest to children's librarians.
  • School Librarian Web Pages: Collection of web pages created or maintained by school librarians. Includes information about school libraries for personal and professional use.
  • School Library Media Centers: Resources related to the operation of school library media centers. Topics include standards, assessment, selection, acquisition, cataloging, grants, aministration, publicity, and special observances.
  • School-Libraries.Org: Online resources to help school librarians make effective use of the Internet. Includes links to information about curriculum resources, technology, collection development, and information literacy.
  • See YA Around: Library Programming for Teens: Planning ideas for teen programs. Includes icebreakers, `group` activities, games, and crafts.
  • Services and Resources for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries: Results of a study on the various kinds of public library services and resources available for children and young adults. Commissioned by the United States Department of Education, Office of Library Programs, and released in 1995.
  • Online community for librarians who work with teenagers in public or school settings. Includes news, resources, message board, chat, and links.
  • The Center for Children's Books: A research center for children's and youth services librarians. Includes online resources for collection development, storytelling, and programming.
  • The Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College: Annotated booklists, awards, and reviews intended to help librarians and teachers select books for children ages 4 to 14.
  • The Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga: An overview of the genres, resources for selecting, and special considerations for libraries. Includes a list of recommended titles.
  • The Libri Foundation: A nationwide non-profit organization which donates new children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States. Includes fundraising ideas, applicaiton and donation information, and a wishlist of books that can be donated through
  • The Tween Market: Keeping Our Collections Attractive, Practical and Effective: An article about how librarians can improve collection development for children between the ages of 9 and 12.
  • We the People Bookshelf: A themed list of classic books that represent American history, culture, and ideals. Includes information about how libraries can win a "We the People" bookshelf, books, and supplementary materials. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • YAPP: The Young Adult Professional's Page: An index of links to resources for librarians who serve young adults. Visitors may search by keyword or browse links by subject heading.
  • Young Adult Librarian's Help/Homepage: Resource page listing resources for young adult librarians including journals, associations, and literature.


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