Library Youth Services Network

 
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Library Youth Services Network

6320 Southwest Blvd
Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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817-377-4440
800-856-3050
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Resources

Library Youth Services Network Special Interest Group, TLA & NTRLS Other Organizations Discussion Lists
  • Library Reference List (LibRef-L)
    Discussion list for general reference services topics hosted by Kent State University
  • LM_NET
    A moderated discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide and to people involved with the school library media field; not intended for general librarians or educators
  • Project Wombat
    E-mail discussion list for difficult reference questions
  • Public Libraries, Young Adults and Children (PUBYAC)
    An Internet discussion list concerned with the practical aspects of Children and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries, focusing on programming ideas, outreach and literacy programs for children and caregivers, censorship and policy issues, collection development, administrative considerations, puppetry, job openings, professional development and other pertinent services and issues
Electronic Resources
  • Children’s Book Week Dates
    Page includes links to Children’s Book Week online and to Children’s Book Council website
  • Internet Public Library’s KidSpace
  • Internet Public Library’s TeenSpace
  • Kids.Gov
    The official kids' portal for the U.S. government; links are all geared to the learning level and interest of kids, K-8; maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), Pueblo, CO
  • Kids.Us
    Established under the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 “to serve as a haven for material that promotes positive experiences for children and families using the Internet, provides a safe online environment for children and helps to prevent children from being exposed to harmful material on the Internet."
  • KidsClick!
    A web search engine for kids developed by librarians; project of the Ramapo Catskill Library System in New York; day-to-day operations maintained by the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose (CA) State University
  • KidsReads.com
    Place for kids to find info about favorite books, series and authors; part of The Book Report Network, a group of websites founded in 1996 which share book reviews, features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests and more with readers every week
  • Resources for Librarians – Youth Services
    From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Library Development Division
  • Talking Book Program in the Classroom
    A classroom guide for teachers and school librarians. The TBP provides free library services to Texans who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or reading disabilities - whether permanent or temporary.
  • TeenReads.com
    Info and features for teens about favorite authors, books, series and characters; part of The Book Report Network, a group of websites founded in 1996 which share book reviews, features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests and more with readers every week
  • Texas Kids Page
    From the Office of the Attorney General of Texas; English or Spanish
  • Texas Reading Club
    The Texas Reading Club is designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure and to promote library usage. Information about the reading club, the artwork, and promotion activities; with an audio file of the TRC theme song and links to other web resources.
  • Texas Teen Page
    Teen resource center from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • WebJunction – Children
  • WebJunction – Students
    (coming soon! Note that they’re looking for an editor for this section.)
  • WebJunction – Young Adults and Teens
  • WebTools4u2use
    A place "for school library media specialists to learn about cool new web tools, see how they can be used in school library programs, and share ideas and success stories"
  • Young Adult Library Services, Collections and Programs
    From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Library Development Division; lists links to professional resources for librarians serving young adults and to web pages for teens hosted by Texas Libraries
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