The State Library supports youth services in public and tribal libraries across New Mexico by providing continuing education, resources, and interaction between youth services librarians.
- Blogs, Wikis, & Listservs for YS Staff
- Grants & Scholarships for YS Staff
- NM Children's & YA Authors, Poets, & Illustrators
- Poetry Programming
- Public Performance Rights for Films
- Services for Homeschoolers
- Summer Reading Program
- Teen Advisory Groups
Some resources for NM's youth services librarians:
Youth Services Listserv
Land of Enchantment Award
The Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico's annual state book award, is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee selects two lists of books -- children's and young adult. Then, New Mexico’s young people read and vote for the winners.
New Mexico Battle of the Books
The New Mexico Battle of the Books encourages the youth of New Mexico to read books, have fun, and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of books. Students in grades 4-9 compete in a book-related competition in elementary and middle school divisions. Teams are sponsored by schools or public libraries.