collections in Youth Services offer a wide variety of
resources in several formats covering many subject areas.
Print resources include picture books, board books,
beginning to read books, fiction for elementary and
middle school, non-fiction, reference, large print,
and periodicals. Audiovisual resources include audiocassettes, CDs, puzzles, CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, Otis audio players, electronic books, and online resources.
general and specialized encyclopedias in the areas
of science, animals, states, countries, history, Native
Americans, as well as, indexes, bibliographies, almanacs,
and other resources to fill the information needs
of students in grades two through eight.
- Monarch Award:
The Monarch Award is given annually to the author and / or illustrator of the book voted as their favorite by Illinois students in grades K – 3.
and Fairy Collection:
by country in the J398.2 non-fiction area.
- Special Needs Collection:
Includes large print books for children and a sampling of Braille books.
books that deal with a variety of parenting topics.
criteria for selection of materials for youth are those
enumerated in the Library Selection Policy. The Youth
Services Department subscribes to the Freedom to Read
Statement, the Library Bill of Rights, the Intellectual
Freedom Statement, the Statement on Labeling, the Freedom
to View Policy, the Resolution on Challenged Materials,
and other policies of the St. Charles Public Library District
relevant to the selection and access to materials.