YSS Awards & Scholarships
Ann Gibson Scholarship Award
This award is given annually to honor the memory of Ann Gibson, a dynamic, dedicated librarian, storyteller and teacher, in recognition of her many contributions to the field of youth services librarianship.
Pied Piper Award
This award recognizes excellence in the creation of an individual program that promotes service to the young people of New York State Libraries and is able to be replicated at other libraries. Submissions are judged on originality, program implementation, program content, and marketing of said program.
Empire State Award
3 Apples Book Awards
These three awards have been developed to encourage the joy of reading for pleasure and to give the children and teens in New York State the opportunity to participate in honoring their favorite books. It is co-sponsored by the Youth Services and School Library Media Sections of the New York Library Association, which together represent the public and school libraries of the state.
Spring Conference Scholarships
These two scholarships are awarded to encourage continuing education in the field of library youth services by participating in the annual YSS Spring Conference. In addition to having the full registration fee of the conference paid, each recipient will receive a reimbursement for hotel charges, meals, and transportation costs in an amount up to $250.