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Youth Services

Youth Services The Utah State Library supports Utah’s youth services  staff and activities.  Youth Services provides resources, programs, training and services to librarians and library staff serving children and young adults in public libraries throughout Utah.

Letters About Literature
The Utah Center for the Book partners with USL to provide Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest for students in grades 4-12. 

Summer Reading Program
Youth Services administers the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) by providing summer reading materials, mini-grants, and training to public libraries throughout Utah.

Utah Kids Ready to Read!
Youth Services administers Utah Kids Ready to Read! The mission of Utah Kids Ready to Read! is to provide information, training, technical assistance, and resources on emergent literacy for parents and caregivers, Utah librarians and their community partners.

Utah Teen Video Challenge
The Utah State Library administers the CSLP Teen Video Challenge for the State of Utah. Any teen, aged 13 -18, can create a video promoting Summer Reading at the public library. 

Training
Every fall the Utah State Library provides Summer Reading Program training for the upcoming summer. Additionally, professional development training and training related to youth services is offered throughout the year.

Resources for Youth Librarians
Resources for librarians and others who work with children, tweens and teens. 

For more information or assistance contact:

Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6742 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address sdeeds@utah.gov