The Five Laws

Applying Raganathan's to Children's Library Services

Developed by Virginia Walter:

  • Libraries serve the reading interests and information needs of all children, directly and through services to parents and other adults who are involved in the lives of children.

  • Children librarians provide the right book or information for the right child at the right time and in the right place.

  • Children's librarians are advocates for children's access to books, information, information technology and ideas.

  • Children's libraries promote children's literacy in all media.

  • Children's librarians honor their traditions and create the future.