Youth Services

We offer support to our member libraries in planning and implementing services to children and young adults. Sandy Wilkerson is the Youth Consultant, available at (1-800-432-2796 ext. 804) or by e-mail at swilkerson.

Services offered:

“Friendly Monsters” storytime kit

Collection development, weeding, and programming assistance

Children’s & Young Adult policy consulting

Checkout Story Time Kits, and Maker Kits. (Kits are currently unavailable.)


Professional collection Children’s & Youth Services books available for checkout to individual libraries

The 2019 Summer Reading Program Workshop with Will Stuck

Annual workshops: Summer Reading Program workshop and Fall Youth workshop related to Children’s & Young Adult services

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) assistance:
Every year, the CSLP produces a national reading program that spans early literacy through adults around a particular theme. Libraries may order posters, bookmarks, reading logs, completion certificates and other basic marketing supplies from NCKLS each fall. Materials are typically delivered in February/March at or around the annual Summer Reading Program Workshop.
Each library receives a programming manual that provides all kinds of craft, program, kickoff and other ideas around the theme. The manual comes in many formats including; DVD,USB, on-line and print. Libraries can also order additional incentives (water bottles, pins, t-shirts) with the annual theme through CSLP by signing up for a free account. Each library pays for any additional incentives.

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NCKLS has the following die-cuts available for system libraries. To place an order, contact or call 1-800-432-2796 x804

Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading Program Evaluation

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Programming Ideas

Programming Kits

Our programming kits provide the materials needed for running a program with children of a variety of ages.

Public & School Library Collaborations