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Calling all Washington State Youth Services Staff! Here’s your opportunity to share your recent programming and outreach success stories with other YS staff from around the state. There’s a lot of talent within the state-why not get your ideas out there? Submit your posts now.  Please submit graphics if you can. To submit ideas/articles for the website, please email the editor: Whitney Winn (


Current Newsletter:

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Previous CAYAS 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)


ALA (The American Library Association) and interest groups ALSC and YALSA
Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WashYARG)
Storytime Underground Washington State Chapter
University of Washington iYouth Blog


Washington State Fabulous Library Performers

Great Sites for Children and Young Adults

ALA’s Great Web Sites for Kids
Banned Books

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

Teen Services Underground: Teen services programming ideas, booklists, and other inspiration.
Teen Librarian Toolbox: Lots of program ideas, book reviews, and other resources for teen librarians.