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Public Library Services provides state-wide consultancy and advice on library services for children to library staff and local government.
Children make up a significant component of library clientele, and are the future adult clients and supporters of our library services. For more information, contact Public Library Services
Early literary programming framework research project
Libraries play an active role in developing and delivering early literacy programs to the community. The State Library worked with The Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University on a research project to investigate best practices in delivering early literacy programs in libraries and to develop an early literacy programming framework for NSW public libraries.
Further information is available on the Early Literacy project page.
Child safe NSW public libraries
- Childrens Policy Guidelines (PDF 283KB)
- Submission to the Statutory Review of the Commission for Young People Act 1998, 2010
- Working with Children Check FAQs (Word 28KB). The State Library of NSW worked with the NSW Office of Children's Guardian to develop FAQs for NSW public library staff. Further information is on the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian website or contact the Office by email at email@example.com or phone on (02) 9286 7219.
Networking and forums
Elist: Youngpeople is the elist for library staff providing services to children and young adults in New South Wales public libraries.
Working Group Wiki: Committee members, agendas, minutes and other information is availabe on the wiki
ALIA Children’s and Youth Services NSW