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New Hampshire State Library
Services

For Librarians - Library Management - Youth Services - Internet Resources
This page is designed to be a resource for those who provide library services to children and young adults in public and school libraries in New Hampshire. For more information, please contact Ann Hoey, Youth Services Coordinator, at the New Hampshire State Library, 603-271-2865 or New Hampshire State Library, 20 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Collection Development

Collection Development Training
Developed by the Arizona State Library, this excellent site provides practical training in how to perform collection development in public libraries. It covers such topics as selection, acquisitions, weeding, intellectual freedom, donations, and sample policies.
www.lib.az.us/cdt/collman.aspx

Weeding

Crew Manual
Developed by the Texas State Library, this manual offers weeding guidelines for public libraries.
www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/crew/index.html
Weeding
From the Arizona State Library, a step-by-step guideline.
www.lib.az.us/cdt/weeding.aspx

Children's and YA Literature Sites and Booklists

ALA Children's Notable Lists
Links to notable children's books, recordings and videos.
www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/index.cfm
BookHive
Many booklists and reviews of new titles from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
www.bookhive.org
Books for Boys
Michael Sullivan's list of picture books and chapter books that will appeal to boys.
www.geocities.com/talestoldtall/BooksforBoys.html
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
Annotated lists of contemporary books organized by year for different ages of children.
www.capitolchoices.org
Children's and YA Books in Series
From the Mid-Continent, MO Public Library, this database contains over 23.000 series titles.
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/series/juv
Children's Book Council
Author and Publishing links as well as links to booklists. See especially lists for notable social studies and outstanding science booklists.
www.cbcbooks.org
Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
An academic website for designing literature-based thematic units.
http://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/picturebook/
Children’s Picture Books
Thematic lists of picture books with suggestions for library activities.
www.albany.edu/~dj2930/cpindex.html
Cooperative Children's Book Center
Links to many bibliographies such as annual best of the year lists and booklists created with Common Core standards in mind.
www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc
Guys Read
Jon Scieszka's Favorite Books for Guys.
www.guysread.com
KidsReads.com
Geared to kids, a site with lots of reviews and spotlights on new books.
http://www.kidsreads.com/
No Flying No Tights
Developed by librarian Robin Brenner, this site reviews graphic novels for children, teens, and adults.
www.noflyingnotights.com
Plymouth District Library Teen Booklists
Extensive annotated booklists in categories such as Audio Books for Great Listening and Gentle Reads, compiled by the Plymouth (MI) District Library.
http://plymouthlibrary.org/index.php/teen/teen-booklists
Reading Rants
Reviews of current titles as well as various booklists for teens.
www.readingrants.org
Staff Picks for Kids
 Many lists on topics ranging from adoption and end of life to sports, fantasy, and graphic novels.
http://mcpl.info/childrens/staff-picks

Online Review Sources

Booklist
Includes selected reviews of this ALA publication.
 http://booklistonline.com/
Children's Bookwatch
Reviews of current titles from Midwest Book Review.
www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw
Commonsense Media
Geared toward helping families choose books, music and movies.
www.commonsensemedia.org
Horn Book
Sample reviews from the current print issue as well as other features.
www.hbook.com
Kirkus Reviews
Reviews from current issue as well as back issues..
www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/childrens-books/
School Library Journal
Most of the content requires a subscription to access.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com
Video Librarian
Geared to librarians, this online journal provides some reviews of newly-released videos.
www.videolibrarian.com
VOYA
Limited access to articles and features of this young adult review journal .
www.voya.com
Young Adult Books Central
Information and review site for YA books.www.yabookscentral.com
 

Sample Collection Development Policies

Acqweb's Directory of Collection Development Policies on the Web
A list of links to the collection development policies of public, school and other types of libraries.
www.acqweb.org/cd_policy.html
Programming

Booktalks

Nancy Keane’s Booktalks—Quick and Simple
Find 1,000 booktalks for books with interest levels ranging from kindergarten to adult. Lots of ideas and suggestions for successful bbooktalking.
www.nancykeane.com/booktalks

Crafts

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Variety of craft projects and printable templates for children.
www.dltk-kids.com
Enchanted Learning.com
Craft projects for preschool and elementary school children using household materials.
www.enchantedlearning.com
Family Fun: Crafts
Selected arts and crafts ideas from Family Fun magazine.
familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts
Gayle's Preschool Rainbow
Theme-based activity ideas.
www.preschoolrainbow.org
Idea Box
Crafts, games, music, and recipes.
www.theideabox.com
Ultimate Guide to Crafting with Kids
Links to craft sites for young children, older kids and teens .
www.giftplum.com/crafting-with-kids.html

 

 
Music
Kididdles
A searchable database of almost 2,000 song lyrics.
www.kididdles.com
Mama Lisa's World
Find children's songs and rhymes from countries around the world.
www.mamalisa.com/world
Sing Along Midis and Lyrics
From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, this site offers song lyrics, which can be played online.
www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musicchild.htm

Storytimes

Abby the Librarian
A practicing librarian shares her storytime tips.
www.abbythelibrarian.com/p/storytime-themes.html
Activity Idea Place
Over 3400 activity ideas for young children, thematically organized.
www.123child.com/
Alphabet Soup
Contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts
www.alphabet-soup.net/
Babies' Lap Time
Resources for librarians creating programs for six-24 month-olds.
http://katemcdowell.com/laptime/
BayNews--Storytime Ideas
Developed by a California librarian, this site offers dozens of storytime themes, which are continually updated.
www.bayviews.org/storytime.html
 
 
The Mother Goose Pages: Nursery Rhymes
Rhymes grouped by theme along with links to other resources.
www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymes.html
The Perpetual Preschool
Craft and activity ideas for holidays and seasonal themes.
www.perpetualpreschool.com
Perry Public Library
Many storytime themes.
www.perrypubliclibrary.org/storytime_themes
 
 
Perry Public Library Babytime Booklet
A booklet on games, rhymes, songs, and lullabies for babies 0-24 months old.
www.perrypubliclibrary.org/sites/default/files/PDFscreen.pdf
 
 
Picture Books Listed By Theme
Part of Gayle's Preschool Rainbow, this page lists themes with links to recommended books with advice about choosing a good picture book.
www.preschoolrainbow.org/book-themes.htm
Tell Me a Story: Bilingual Programs for Children and Families
Programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and families in Spanish and English.
https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/bilingual/index.html

Teen Programming

Programming Librarian
Many "passive" programming ideas.
www.programminglibrarian.org/library/planning/reaching-teens-passive-programming.html#.UymhpK1dU00
Youth Programs
Some ideas from the Mid Hudson Library System.
http://midhudson.org/program/ideas/youth_programs.htm
Teen Program Guide
Teen Program Guide with ideas for each month from the YA Services Division of Ohio Library Council.
http://olc.org/pdf/YA_TeenProgramGuide122010.pdf
 
 
 
Teen Programming Ideas and Resources
A list of ideas and links to programs compiled by the Idaho State Library.
http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/Teen%20Programming%20Ideas%20and%20Resources.pdf
 
 
Teen Programs that Work
Programming ideas from NH teen librarians.
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/programming/teen-programs-that-work/

New Hampshire State Library Resources

Professional Collection
The NHSL houses a library and information services collection that contains many materials of interest to librarians serving children and young adults. Some of these titles deal primarily with theory, while others offer practical ideas and programs. Check the NH State Library Catalog to find a title on a topic of interest to you. All of these resources are available through interlibrary loan.
www.catalognhsl.nh.gov/#focus
Family Resource Connection
This special service of the NHSL provides information about child development, education, child care, disabilities and health issues related to young children. The Family Resource Connection offers a lending library of books, videos, journal articles and other child-related materials. All materials are available through interlibrary loan.
www.nh.gov/nhsl/frc

New Hampshire Programs

The Flume: NH Teen Readers' Choice
Everything you need to know about the Flume Award, geared to New Hampshire students in grades 9-12.
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/
Great Stone Face Book Award
Information about the award, order forms for rubber stamps, and bookmark templates.
http://chilis.nhlibrarians.org/gsf/
Great Stone Face Book Award
The annotated list of nominated books geared to students in grades 4-6.
www.dover.lib.nh.us/Childrens'Room/childrenpages/GSF.htm
Isinglass Award
Booklist selected by New Hampshire students in grades 7 & 8.
www.barringtonlibrary.com/barrington/isinglass.asp
Ladybug Picture Book Award
Sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, this award is for a picture book chosen by children in preschool through grade 3.
www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/programs/ladybug.html

Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Webinars
List of free monthly webinars compiled by Jamie Marcus of the Wyoming State Library.
 
www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/CEevents.htm
 
Idaho Commission of Libraries--Continuing Education
Check out the basic library courses in the ABLE and SABLE programs.
 
libraries.idaho.gov/ContinuingEducation
WebJunction Events Calendar
Calendar listing free library webinars.
www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html?urlm=145762
 
 
Wyoming State Library Calendar
Free continuing education webinars on a variety of library topics. Be sure to note the time zone information.
 
www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html

Internet Issues

Great Websites for Kids
Links to good websites for kids along with recommended sites for parents, teachers and caregivers.
www.ala.org/greatsites
SafeTeens
Internet issues related to teens including safety, blogging tips, and acronyms parents should know.
www.safeteens.com/

Grants

Specific Grants

Books for Children
Sponsored by the Libri Foundation, this grant offers new hardcover children's books to small, rural libraries.
www.librifoundation.org
Children's Literacy Foundation
This organization provides a variety of literacy programs to communities in NH and VT.
www.clifonline.org
The Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants
Public Schools and public libraries can apply for $500 grants for projects that foster creativity in diverse communities
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/minigrant-program/
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
This foundation awards grants for the purchase of children's books to public libraries, school libraries, and non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged populations.
www.loislenskicovey.org

General Sources for Grants

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
A collection of over 1,200 funds created by donors for individualized charitable purposes.
www.nhcf.org
Foundation Center
A general resource for learning about grant opportunities and grant-writing.
fdncenter.org
Grants for Nonprofits--Libraries
From Michigan State Libraries, a compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to libraries .
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/2lib.htm

Grant Writing

Advice and Information on Grant Seeking and Proposal Writing
Practical tips on planning and researching grant ideas.
literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/grants/first.html
Library Spot—Grants
Links to many grant topics, including grant writing resources.
www.libraryspot.com/libshelf/grants.htm

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations for Youth Librarians - Many organizations offer librarians the opportunity to keep in touch with others in the profession. Check the web sites of the following organizations to find out about important events and get information about many library-related topics.

The American Library Association
www.ala.org/ala
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
www.ala.org/aasl
Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC)
www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/index.cfm
Young Adult Library Services to Associations (YALSA)
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/
New England Library Association (NELA)
www.nelib.org
New Hampshire Library Association
www.nhlibrarians.org
Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS)
 http://chilis.nhlibrarians.org/
Young Adult Librarians (YALS)
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/
New Hampshire School Library Media Association(NHSLMA)
http://nhslma.org/

Electronic Discussion Lists

CHILIS-L
Listserv for children's librarians in New Hampshire
maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/chilis-l
NHAIS-L
A general list for New Hampshire librarians
maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/nhais-l
PUBYAC
A great source for program ideas, reference stumpers, and solutions to library problems
www.pubyac.org/

YALS-L
A list for New Hampshire librarians serving teens
maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/yals-l

Sample Library Policies

Sample Library Policies for the Small Public Library
A list of policies including patron responsibilities and conduct, Internet use, materials selection/collection development.
www.owlsweb.info/L4L/policies/sample.asp
Morton Grove Public Library
Many different kinds of library policies including an unattended child policy .
www.mgpl.org/about/policies/

Library Web Pages

Youth Pages

Kidspace @ The Internet Public Library
Librarian-selected websites on a variety of topics for children.
www.ipl.org/div/kidspace
Multnomah County Library Kids Page
 
Excellent resources for homework help, booklists and other children's topics.
www.multcolib.org/kids

Young Adult

TeenSpace@ The Internet Public Library
Librarian-selected websites on various topics of interest to teens
www.ipl.org/div/teen`

Literacy

Family Reading Partnership
Resources for adults to help children to connect with books.
www.familyreading.org/m-ideas.htm
Hennepin County Library--Birth to Six--Early Literacy
Tips for teaching the six early literacy skills as well as booklists, fingerplays, and reading tips in 16 languages.
www.hclib.org/BirthTo6/EarlyLit.cfm
Mother Goose Programs
Picture books, activity guides, materials and training to transform reading with preschool children into multidimensional and powerful learning experiences.
www.mothergooseprograms.org/literacy.php
National Center for Families Learning
A non-profit organization providing literacy information and support for family literacy services.
http://familieslearning.org/
PLA & ALSC’s Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
A research-based early literacy project targeting parents of young children.
www.everychildreadytoread.org/
Reading Rockets
Information about reading issues with a link to a calendar of literacy events nationwide.
www.readingrockets.org
Saraj Ghoting--Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
Ways for librarians to incorporate the Every Child Ready to Read project into their storytimes, including scripts in a variety of languages.
www.earlylit.net/earlylit/index.html

Child Development

Zero to Three
Links to information on a variety of early childhood issues from adoption to brain development to television.
www.zerotothree.org

Home Schooling

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
Curriculum information, timely topics, support networks, and more.
www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling
Home Education Magazine
Online articles and links to other resources.
www.home-ed-magazine.com
Homeschool World
Home of Practical Homeschooling Magazine with links to topical information.
www.home-school.com
Homework Spot Homeschooling
Links to national homeschooling organizations, online classes, homework help and more.
www.homeworkspot.com/parent/homeschooling.htm
Jon's Homeschool Resource Page
A wide variety of resources.
www.midnightbeach.com/hs
New Hampshire Homeschooling Resources
Links to resources such as field trips, meetings, magazines and other online sources for NH homeschoolers.
nhhr.dimentech.com

NH School Media

American Association of School Librarians
ALA’s division for school librarians with links to school media topics.
www.ala.org/aasl
Big Six
A popular approach to teaching information and technology skills.
www.big6.com
Media Specialist Certification Courses

Courses offered by Plymouth State University toward library media certification.
www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/k-12-education/library-media-specialist/

NH School Library Media Association
Website geared to NH school librarians and paraprofessionals with link to listserv.
http://nhslma.org/
NH Library Media Certification
Relevant information from the NH Department of Education on the alternative methods of certification as well as the specific competencies required of media specialists.
www.education.nh.gov/certification/
www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/ed500.html Look for 507.21 Library Media Specialist
 
 
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