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.