Connecticut Library Resources

Children & Youth

 

WeKnowGoodBooks.org - 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! WeKnowGoodBooks.org

 

"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 lwilliams@cslib.org 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

 

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