Resource: Children and Youth Services Best Practices

www-thankyoumsg-comGreetings from the end of October!  Today I wanted to share with you a new effort being put forth by the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults.  Whew!  That’s a mouthful.  In August, this organization started a YouTube channel for short videos about “Best Practices” in Children and Youth services around the world.  They are hoping this channel acts as a “recipe book” for librarians.  You can see what other libraries are doing, and what works, in various places around the world.  There are only 12 videos so far, but I have found all of them to be at least mildly interesting.  My favorite is a video from a library in Finland, describing all the different types of programming they can do related to their garden, located on the library premises.  If you’re already working in a library, this could be a great resource for you if you’re feeling stuck when brainstorming new programs.  Or maybe you’re already working at a library and you have a fantastic program that you want to share with the rest of the world.  OR maybe you are not yet working in a library and just need to be inspired.  Either way, it is worth a look.

The YouTube channel can be found at:

More info about the initiative can be found at:

What are some of your favorite children’s programming in libraries?

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