The Children's and Young Adult Collection is Memorial Library's collection of children’s and young adult literature, housed in the CMC. The CYA Collection supports the curriculum of Berry College, particularly the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences. It is available to and is used by students, staff, faculty and community patrons.
Picture, chapter, poetry and non-fiction books are included in the collection. Most books in the collection have been evaluated and have received awards or have achieved status on a published list of recommended books, including the “ALA Notable Children’s Books” and ” ALA Best Books for Young Adults.”
In 2009 Memorial Library instituted a standing order for books receiving children's literature awards and honors. The awards, listed below, were chosen in coordination with the Charter School of Education.