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

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Viviana Quiñones

With the lines that follow we would like to memorialize Viviana Quinones, our dear and outstanding colleague in the IFLA section 'Libraries for Children and Young Adults'. She died on 16 December, after more than two years of illness.

23 December 2020

April 2020 Newsletter on Children’s Libraries' Services during Corona Pandemic is online

Our April 2020 Newsletter brings best practices and interesting reports on library services to children and young adults in times of Corona pandemic from around the world to you.

27 April 2020

Satellite Meeting on Reading Journeys in Oxford August 12/13-2020 has been postponed

Due to the current health-crisis and on behalf of the IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units we announce with disappointed heart (and a logical head) that the IFLA Reading Journeys Satellite Conference in Oxford in August 2020 will not proceed. We might be able to set up another date if the situation allows future planning again.

30 January 2020