Children's Librarians

Many libraries have special departments that cater to children. This library within a library, often called a children's library, houses collections of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction, as well as research tools such as encyclopedias and atlases. They may also have computers that feature e-books and programs and games that appeal to the young, as well as games and more traditional toys and puzzles. Oftentimes, librarians choose to work with a particular age group. Those who work specifically with children and young adults are referred to as children's librarians or youth services librarians. If employed in a school setting, such librarians are called library media specialists. Regardless of title, children's librarians help young library patrons find and select information best suited to their needs, whether for school research, personal knowledge, or simply the enjoyment of reading a book or finding a useful or entertaining resource.


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