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Satellite Meeting: Young Children’s Journeys into Reading

In connection with IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Rotterdam, a so-called Satellite Meeting is organized in The Hague with the working title Young Children’s Journeys into Reading: Early Literacy Stories. This will be a joint event by the two IFLA sections Libraries for Children and Young Adults… Read More

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  • 06 March 2023

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved with the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section (C&YA)? Here’s how: Explore our projects page – contact the project organiser or Section ChairProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information Coordinator Learn how to become a Standing… Read More

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  • 31 December 2022

Role of libraries in advancing effective, inclusive early years education recognised

IFLA was present at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, held on 14-16 November 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. With around 1500 delegates, it provided an opportunity for ministers, officials and experts to share updates and ideas. Thanks to engagement by IFLA's representative, Marianne Martens, Chair of the Section on Library Services to Children and Young Adults, libraries were recognised in the resulting Tashkent Declaration for their role in supporting early years care.  Read More

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  • 13 December 2022

World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education

The World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) brings together ministers, officials and stakeholders engaged in setting policy around the education and care of children from 0 to 8. IFLA is represented at the conference by chair of the Children and Young Adults Section, Marianne Martens. Read More

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  • 15 November 2022

IFLA releases statement on Online Storytimes

Storytimes are a central pillar of many libraries’ work to promote literacy, reading development, and engagement with young children and families in the communities they serve. During and since COVID-19 related closures, storytimes – along with other library services – have been increasingly offered online. However, libraries have not always… Read More

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  • 05 April 2022