Member school libraries can borrow materials and programming kits through YRL. Requested items are delivered directly to your school.
YRL offers curriculum support to supplement your local school library collections. With advance notice, we will deliver relevant and age-appropriate materials to your school. Member school libraries can borrow the following items:
Items can be borrowed for up to nine weeks. Staff will work with you to schedule pickup and delivery, or will mail small numbers of items to your school. To request curriculum support items, please email email@example.com.
YRL kits contain materials that supplement member libraries’ existing collections or can be used for in-library programming. Browse the selections below to learn more.
To request a kit, fill out our Kit Booking Request Form, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your email any specific dates or timelines (e.g., need it for one weekend; two week loan) and we will do our best to accommodate.
Schools can place orders using their allotment funds through our Coordinated Collection Development (CCD) tool.
YRL staff can also help you order specific items or create lists based on the needs of your collection. Please email email@example.com with your requests.
Your library receives an allotment in January based on the annual school population, which can be used to purchase books and audio-visual materials through YRL. We can help you spend your allotment by the December deadline with personalized assistance and our convenient Coordinated Collection Development (CCD) Tool. You can even set up standing orders for popular series or annuals to receive them automatically.
On CCD you can browse lists of new and upcoming titles or curated lists created by YRL staff.
If you purchase library materials outside of YRL, you can send your items to us on our van run for processing. YRL will apply spine labels, barcodes and Mylar book jackets and your materials will arrive ready to circulate.
Book flags let YRL staff know how to process the item when it arrives (e.g., fiction or non-fiction). If you need us to send you the template for your book flags, or if you wish to change anything about how your items are processed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule a pickup of materials you have purchased that need to be processed by YRL, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YRL offers delivery service with our van run. Here’s how it works:
On occasion, we will mail curriculum support items to your library for quick delivery. These items must be returned via mail as the return postage has already been paid. Directions on how to apply the shipping label are attached to the item when you receive it via mail.
Library and Development Services Librarians are available by phone, email and in-person to answer your library-related questions. Some common requests for assistance include:
They are also able to speak at PD days about YRL services to school librarians, administrators, teachers and support staff. Email email@example.com for more information or to make a request.
Library and Development Services is happy to help you weed and inventory your collection, and help you make a plan for further developing the collection.
To book a weeding or inventory visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find that when you run reports you are missing many books, it may be time to conduct an inventory. Library and Development Services Librarians can help you complete the inventory and run reports to track down or remove missing books.
Before YRL arrives to help you weed the collection, please ensure that you: