Youth Services

Working with Children and Teens

PLS Youth Services Blog

New York State Division for Library Development

Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults

American Library Association. Association for Library Services to Children

Dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries.

American Library Association. Young Adult Library Services Association

Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California, Storytime Ideas

Children’s Book Council

The Children’s Book Council is the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations.

International Children’s Digital Library

The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.

New York Library Association. Youth Services Section

New York State Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

This directory is a compilation of authors and illustrators who currently reside in New York State.

Public Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read

The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, have incorporated the latest research into a series of parent and caregiver workshops to provide public libraries with vital tools to help prepare parents for their critical role as their child's first teacher.


An online discussion list for library staff working with children and teens.

Three Apples Book Award

VOYA Online Voice of Youth Advocates