Youth Libraries Group, generally known as the YLG, is an active Group within the Library Association of Ireland. It aims to promote books for children and young people, reading activities and library services to young people through various programmes.
The Group organises seminars, workshops and lectures on themes relating to children’s books and children’s libraries.
Librarians and Library staff with an interest in library services for children and young people are welcome to join our private Facebook group. Requests to join the group are monitored and approved by the committee members.
Chairperson: Martina Needham (Longford County Library)
Vice Chair: Noelle Sandilands (Donegal Library Services)
Secretary: Kayleigh Murphy (Mayo County Library)
Asst. Secretary: Karen McCague (Monaghan County Library Services)
Treasurer: Patricia Nolan (Carlow County Library)
Assistant Treasurer: Katie Dickson (Schools Librarian)
Social Media Officer: Ciara McGurl (Fingal County Libraries)
Assistant Social Media Officer: Karen Lambe (Laois County Library)
YLG Network Rep: Samantha Morrissey (Clare Libraries) and Kim Sterritt (Donegal Library
Emma Doran (Kildare Library Service)
Kim Taylor (Leitrim County Library Service)
Liz Keane (Galway Public Libraries)
Clare Doyle (Cork City Libraries)
Kathleen Moran (JCSP Demonstration Library Project)
Niamh McCall (Fingal Library Service)
Our online seminar series is back for 2023 and is now open for booking.
Each session runs from 9:30 – 10:30 am
22nd March: ‘Let’s Play @ the library’ – A look at how libraries can support child development through simple play opportunities
29th March: #Booktok: How to engage young people through Tik Tok
19th April: Thriving with Dyslexia/Dekko Comics – A first-hand account of how information can be made more accessible to children with Dyslexia
26th April: Climate Action through literacy – What can Librarians do to help the Planet?
Booking is now open through Eventbrite
1 ticket @ €100 will give you access for 3 devices for all 4 sessions. (Please note, the same 3 people do not have to attend every session).