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Overview of Services

  • CCBC collections are available for use by any adult with an interest in children's and young adult literature. The library is noncirculating, so books cannot be checked out.

  • References service is available in person during the library's public services hours , by phone (608-263-3720) or via e-mail .  

  • On-site tours and/or lectures can be arranged for university classes, Wisconsin library and school book selection groups, early childhood educators and other adults with a professional interest in children's and young adult literature.   To schedule a visit, contact CCBC Librarian Megan Schliesman.

  • The CCBC welcomes groups from outside Wisconsin as well. Contact CCBC Director Kathleen Horning if you would like to arrange a visit.

  • Presentations on outstanding new books and other topics related to children's and young adult literature are provided for Wisconsin librarians and teachers in Madison and around the state.

  • Book Discussions apply literary standards and book evaluation techniques to new books and are open to any interested adult.

  • Continuing education opportunities occur throughout the year, and may include hands-on workshops, or distance education in the form of ITV sessions or online classes.

  • CCBC-Net is a unique listserv providing opportunities for guided discussions of contemporary children's and young adult literature, including multicultural literature, translated books, outstanding and award-winning books, and various themes and topics in literature.  

  • Free Public Lectures by Authors and Artists, including the annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, bring book creators in the field of children's and young adult literature to the UW-Madison campus several times throughout the year.

  • The CCBC Intellectual Freedom Information Services provide information and referral to Wisconsin librarians and teachers who are dealing with a potential or actual challenge to a children's or young adult book in their library or classroom.


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