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IFLA C&YA: Expanding the worldview of young people

Culture and Education are at the core of the work we do in IFLA’s Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults (C&YA), especially in literacy. We have two programs that use books to expand the worldview of young people. Our just-published World Through Picture Books 3rd Edition Catalog [repository link here if we can make it!] celebrates and promotes the language, culture, and quality of books for young people aged 0-18 from over 50 countries worldwide. Read More

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  • 19 February 2024

Young Children’s Journeys into Reading: Early Literacy Stories

WLIC Satellite Meeting | The Hague | 19 August In connection with the World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, we offer a full-day Satellite Meeting on the theme of literacy for young children. This meeting takes place at the National Library in The Hague, easily… Read More

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  • 28 April 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