The Georgia Public Library Service provides resources and assistance to libraries that support youth learning and development. We coordinate the annual statewide Summer Reading Program that encourages children and families to read for fun during school vacations. Family literacy activities are highlighted and parents are encouraged to participate in the program with their children. Reading logs, game boards, bookmarks, posters and stickers are designed to help promote the program in each library facility in Georgia.
Youth Services provides assistance in all areas of library service, with particular expertise in children’s and teen services, planning, training and family literacy. Other areas of focus are funding opportunities and help with grants, the national PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Program, maintaining a performers’ directory, and a professional collection.