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

Survey on Internet Safety for children and young adults starts February 9

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.

8 February 2021

Viviana Quiñones (1958-2020)

With the lines that follow we would like to memorialize Viviana Quiñones, our dear and outstanding colleague in the IFLA section 'Libraries for Children and Young Adults'. After more than two years of illness, she died on 16 December 2020.

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