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Programming Resources & Collection Development

Programming resources

Looking for programming inspiration? Check out these resources. 

All ages

Programming resources for multiple ages. 

Birth to 11 years old

Programming resources for early literacy and elementary school-aged children. 

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Libraries can use this program to encourage parents of newborns, infants and toddlers to read to their children.  
  • Every Child Ready to Read: Research-based early literacy program that provides library staff with parent education tools. 
  • Jbrary includes storytime songs, resources and program ideas for early literacy up to preteen. 
  • Plum Landing: Website from PBS kids that offers nature-based activity ideas for educators. Many activities can be adapted for a library setting. 
  • Storytime Underground has resources and guidance from other library professionals. 

12 - 18 years old

Do you have a favorite programming resource? Send an email to FLYP at [email protected] and we will add it to the list.

Collection development

Keep up with award winners and popular titles. 

Do you have a favorite collection development resource? Email FLYP at [email protected] and help us add to this list. 

Connect with FLYP

Email us at [email protected] or call 850.245.6630. 
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For FY2024-25, the percentage of total costs for the Florida Library Youth Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on FLYP is $217,456. This program does not receive any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.