Connecticut Library Resources

Children & Youth - Visit our new home for YOUR book recommendations! Currently includes our 2013 Books for Giving lists - eventually will include previous lists and lists compiled by other organizations. Link to this site and let everyone know that librarians are the book experts!


"Best Books for Children: A List for Holiday Giving"

Compiled annually by CLC member librarians. Print double-sided and distribute to your patrons. Link on your web site too!


Summer Reading 2013

Here are links to a variety of resources for Summer Reading 2012, including the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).
CSLP 2012 themes: "Dream Big: READ" (children); "Own the Night" (teens).



Summer Reading Booklists

- compiled annually by CLC librarians


Ellison Die-Cutting Machines

Locations of Ellison Machines for statewide use:

  • Former CRLC machine (refurbished in 2008):
    Canton Public Library: Hours & Directions | List of dies PDF ICON
    To reserve a time, call the Children's Department at 860-693-5800. Please bring paper.
  • Former WCLC machine:
    Woodbury Library: Hours | Directions | List of dies PDF ICON
    Call the Children's Department at 203.263.3502 with the day/time you will be coming. Please bring paper.
  • Willimantic Library Service Center:
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays | Directions | List of dies
    To use the cutter, WLSC asks that your school or library donate one die to their collection. For more information email Linda Williams at or call the Service Center at 860.456.1717 or 800.253.7944.

Library-owned machines available for use by other libraries:


Helpful Links for Youth Services Staff


Connecticut Library Consortium

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