NCLS will assist member libraries on just about anything relating to youth and libraries. Contact Emily Owen at 315-782-5540.
Efforts are currently underway to revitalize the Youth Services Organization! If you are interested in chairing, please contact Emily Owen.
Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for children in grades 4-6. Libraries hold local competitions to determine which team will compete at the Regional Battle, which is held at St. James School in Gouverneur. The Regional Battle for 2013 will be held on June 1, 2013.
Interested in joining Battle of the Books? Fill out an interest form here.
Can't get enough Battle? Teen Reads Tourney is a teen version of Battle of the Books for kids ages 12-18. The Tourney is held every year on Veteran's Day at the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown.
Summer Reading Program
*Don't need a whole package of reading records, certificates or bookmarks? Order here.
For links to the craft ideas from this year's Summer Reading Program Workshop, visit the Youth Services Pinterest Board.
2011 SRP craft links:
Shekere Musical Instrument craft: Link
Cake Planets snack: Link
Dice Walk: Link
Mancala Game: Link
- NYLA Youth Services Section (YSS)
- NYLA School Library Media Section (SLMS)
- NYLA Rural Libraries Round Table (RLRT)
- ALA Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
- ALA American Association of School Libraries (AASL)
- ALA Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
YA book discussion list
YA programming discusion list
Children's book discussion list
Public library youth services discussion list, good for programming ideas