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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)
Youth Connections (YOUTH) (A mailing list for discussion of issues related to youth services in Washington libraries from the Washington State Library)

Organizations

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 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