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Wisconsin Resources

Youth Services Section (YSS) of the Wisconsin Library Association provides several opportunities and resources:

Growing Wisconsin Readers is the state-wide initiative to help libraries reach out and help caregivers develop literacy skills with the children in their care.

Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase is a monthly update highlighting youth services programs and services, created by Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, the Youth and Special Services Coordinator for the Division for Libraries and Technology at the Department of Public Instruction.

Cooperative Children's Book Center is a terrific state resource, creating a yearly publication called CCBC Choices, offering various webinars and trainings throughout the year, and providing a robust Intellectual Freedom service to libraries facing a challenge to youth materials.

National Resources

American Library Association has two sections that deal specifically with youth: