Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

Division: Library Services

The Section's major purpose is to support the provision of the library service and reading promotion to children and young adults throughout the world. Its main objectives are to promote international cooperation in the fields of library services to children and young adults, and to encourage the exchange of experience, education and training and research in all aspects of this subject. The Section's concerns include the provision of library services to all children and young adults in different cultures and traditions in cooperation with appropriate organizations and to adults interacting with children and young adults. The Section works in cooperation with other IFLA Sections and a number of international reading and library associations, including the International Reading Association (IRA) and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

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Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Sections

Last update: 12 January 2020

Latest News

Streaming of Section's 2021 Midyear Meeting available

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!

23 March 2021

2021 online Midyear Meeting on Challenges and Opportunities of Dealing with Covid-19

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.

12 March 2021

Survey on Internet Safety for children and young adults starts February 9 - open until April 1st

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.

8 February 2021