Library Services for Youth in Custody
| Cataloged on:
Aug. 15, 2012
ANNOTATION: If you are looking for one website that offers a great assortment of materials regarding the provision of library services to incarcerated youth, then this is the place for you. “All across America, youth are incarcerated or detained with little or no access to high-interest, culturally relevant library materials or engaging programming. Research has shown that free and independent reading is the number one tool to improve literacy, a vital component to reducing recidivism. Because youth come from and will return to all communities, library services for these youth are vital to everyone. This site is designed to share best practices and facilitate networking between people providing library services to incarcerated and detained youth and to encourage everyone to promote and support high quality library services to incarcerated youth in their communities.” Points of entry include: directories for facilities and individuals; book lists; discussions; resources such as collection development, continuing education, library facilities and spaces, LSYC organizational work, programs and services, and research; and blog feed.