Official State of Iowa Website

Youth Services

The goal of the State Library's Youth Services program is to help library staff provide the best possible service to Iowa's youth, families, and the people who serve youth. Youth is defined as patrons ages 0-18, but youth services encompasses all the work library staff does to connect with families, caregivers, and community supporters. 

The State Library's Youth Services strives to support library staff in being effective, dynamic, engaging members of their libraries and their communities by connecting them with the resources and training they need to thrive.

Staff Contact

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Pop YS Con

Previously called Kids First. Learn more about our two-day biennial conference all about youth services.

Summer Library Program

Find out about how you can support and promote summer learning at your library.

Programming Resources

Not sure what's the big deal with programming for youth and families? Start here.

Youth Services Endorsement

The State Library sponsors an endorsement program for the Iowa library community. Find out more about how you can take specific courses to earn a Youth Services endorsement.