for children

South Australian Libraries Children & Youth Services – is a subcommittee of the PLSA (Public Library South Australia ) Executive committee and has been in existence for over 25 years.





It provides the opportunity for staff who work in children and youth services within metropolitan and regional public libraries to meet and network around their roles.

Meetings provide the opportunity to investigate professional development, liaise with like-minded organisations (eg. Active Education, Nature Play SA), promote & advocate literacy, network and provide state-wide events (eg. Summer Reading Club (SRC) Program)


Upcoming meetings

There are no upcoming events.


Meetings usually run from 10am – 4pm with the morning having a youth focus and the afternoon a children’s focus. Agenda items are organised through discussion and suggestions during the meetings.

Issues discussed at meetings include:

  • Current issues
  • Resource sharing
  • Ideas & programming suggestions sharing
  • National, state, and local events, e.g Premier’s Reading Challenge, Little Big Book Club, Bookweek, Youth Week
  • Software/I.T
  • Staffing
  • Library design and facilities
  • Logistics
2016 Committee

Julia Orlowski – Program Development / Children’s Services Support Officer
Charles Sturt Library Service
72 Woodville Road, Woodville 5011
T: (08) 8408 1333 F: (08) 8408 1122

Secretary – rotating

Please contact Julia or PLSA exec. member Tracy Glover should you have any questions


Role of Chairperson

  • Represent SALCYS in any official capacity
  • Liaise with PLSA
  • Chair each meeting
  • Organizes guest presenters or professional development opportunities

Role of Secretary

  • Prepare and distribute Agenda
  • Prepare and distribute minutes
  • In consultation with chairperson and hosting library (where necessary), organise guest presenters or professional development opportunities.
  • Liaise with hosting library

Role of Hosting Library

  • Accept RSVPs
  • Provide morning and afternoon tea
  • Suggest lunch venue and provide menu so that meals can be preordered
for families

Archive of documents

Index of working groups and committees

Premier’s Reading Challenge SALCYS presentation

SALCYS Group Terms of Reference 2014


for young people