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.
Newsletter with articles about libraries for children and young adults, including how libraries teach about climate, environment, and sustainability.
Newsletter from IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults with articles on reading promotion and early literacy.
Check out the new graphic "short version" of the Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18.
We are seeking co-opted members from under-represented regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. In addition, we have a casual vacancy and are seeking a new member from anywhere in the world to fill that spot.
IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section will soon publish the results of a survey into how libraries around the world are finding ways both to deliver on children’s right of access to information, while also keeping them safe.
The articles in our current newsletter demonstrate how libraries truly align with the words of IFLA’s vision statement as they “inspire, connect, enable, and engage” young people around the world.
The goal of the Public Library in Croatia's Bjelovar is inclusion. Here's how they create programs and services that children with and without special needs can participate in equally.
Under the motto "Library Accessible to All - a Library for All" the Fran Galovic Koprivnica Public Library strives for equal inclusion of a socially marginalized people.
The Poudre River Public Library District’s bilingual art workshop IMAGINANTES offers an opportunity for Latinx youth to connect to their heritage, their community, and their future.
During the pandemic, when schoolchildren's visits to Singapore's libraries dropped, the National Library Board innovated new ways to interact with students online.
Stockholm Public Library's new program series is a recorded talk show about books - planned and run by children. Adult authors might be invited as guests, but librarians and other adults gets to stay behind the camera.
The pandemic didn’t pull the rug from under our feet. It simply meant that we had to stand on one foot for a while.
Special Mention at the Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2021 for the Libraries to Children & Young Adults Section19 August 2021
We are proud to accept this Special Mention as a recognition of the many efforts the Section undertakes to communicate effectively with IFLA members and library colleagues around the world.
Country coordinators can start now uploading their selection of titles for the 3rd edition of the World Through Picture Books catalogue
“Using Retro Technologies in a Children’s Library”: Latest addition to the SC Best Practices YouTube channel9 June 2021
At the Russian State Library for Young Adults (RSLYA), we hold interactive meetings together with children, actively using retro technologies.
The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section held it’s 2021 Midyear Meeting online on March 19th via Zoom. Since the registrations were booked very fast we decided to stream the Midyear Meeting – for the first time in the history of the Section!
Five presentations covering the worldwide challenges to libraries for children and young adults and their dealings during the Covid-19 pandemic will form the center piece of the Section's annual Midyear Meeting 2021. The presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session with the speakers.
In conjunction with Safer Internet Day, February 9, 2021, IFLA's Section on Children & Young Adults' Safer Internet Day Working Group has created a survey. The survey had a good response until March 9 with nearly 400 answers - we decided to leave it open until April 1 to increase the number of information from around the world.