New York State Library

Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults

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

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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): 217-22 pdf file.

Homework Help

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Grant Programs

Public Library System Youth Services Pages



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Organizations for Library Professionals Serving Youth

Careers and Training

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Discussion Groups


Youth Programming in Libraries

Laws and Regulations

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Last Updated: July 11, 2022