Youth Services Section

Who We Are: We are library professionals, at all levels, dedicated to providing quality services to children, young adults and families across North Carolina.

What do we offer our members: We provide opportunities for our members to increase their knowledge and understanding of library related issues, materials, services and trends related to youth and families.

We partner with the State Library, local associations and sections of NCLA to offer professional enrichment.  Some events include:

  • Biennial fall retreat
  • Summer Reading workshops
  • Sponsored conference events
  • Fabulous Fridays

Why should I join?

As a member of NCLA YSS you are:

  • Expressing dedication to your career and library profession by working as an advocate to support library services to youth and families.
  • Part of a community of library professionals willing to share their knowledge and expertise on best practices and practical tips through our member email list and YSS sponsored events.
  • In a position to make a difference and impact library services around the state.
  • Eligible for discounts at NCLA events.
  • Eligible for YSS scholarships.
  • Eligible for YSS grants.

How do I join?

All NCLA members are eligible to join YSS.  If you are new to NCLA, your membership includes one section choice at no charge. If you would like to add YSS to your current membership, there is only a $5 charge.


Bylaws: Visit the YSS page in our NCLA Handbook for specific section bylaws.


For more information regarding membership please contact ncla [dot] youthservices [at] gmail [dot] com