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Resources

Newsletters

CAYAS no longer creates and publishes a newsletter. Alki is a great place to find articles by and for librarians from all disciplines.

Archived Newsletters:

Mailing Lists

CHILD_LIT (A mailing list primarily for the discussion of children’s literature theory and criticism)
LM_NET (A mailing list primarily for School Library Media Specialists)
PUBYAC (A mailing list primarily for Youth Services Public Librarians)

Organizations

Pinterest:

Great Sites for Children and Young Adults

Storytime Planning

  • Flannel Fridays on Pinterest: Flannel Fridays are a collaboration of librarians on Pinterest who use felt boards.  Awesome!  Hours of entertainment for those inclined to create their own felt boards. 
  • Sur La Lune:  Great folktale website with the unadulterated versions of folk tales. 
  • King County Library System Tell Me a Story: Need some new rhymes or fingerplays?  Check out King County’s tres amazing site. 
  • StoryBlocks:  Need more rhymes and ideas?  Check out Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy StoryBlocks page. 
  • Storytime Underground: Have questions about storytime? Ask the Storytime Ninjas! Lots of great information about storytimes here.
  • Jbrary: Their own YouTube playlists (100's!) of rhymes and songs, plus more storytime resources than one could ever use!
  • Ultimate Guide to Storytelling: Links and resources related to the art of storytelling

Reader’s Advisory

  • Library Booklists:  Website with tons of lists on a wide variety of topics. 
  • Sequel: Database from Kent County Library system of sequels to popular books. 
  • Early Word: Information about upcoming books.
  • YALSA's The Hub: Resources all about teen books and other media.

Teen Services