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Early learning creates a foundation for lifelong learning; no other time in human development presents such a rich opportunity to build that foundation. Libraries offer a chance to create a supportive environment and fun programs that support early learning and literacy. Explore topics related to services to children including programming, early literacy, summer reading, and collection development.

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Makers, iPads, and Ketchup: Digital Services for Children

 News / Last Modified: 30 July 2014

For some time now there has been a growing concern about digital learning for children. Is it good for young learners to engage with reading and literacy development through eBooks on digital devices? What might children be losing when they learn to ...

Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

 News / Last Modified: 03 June 2014

Millions of low-income students rely on free or low-cost school meals. But when summer vacation starts, the school meals end. This means youth who had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be undernourished or hungry over the summer. ...

Minecraft and Water Buffalo: A Diversity of Stories

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2014

Back in January I wrote about some of the great work we had done in 2013 and some of our plans for 2014. One of those plans was to emphasize great stories coming out of the library community, and to that end we completely redesigned the Share Your St...

iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 08 May 2014

When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

Library Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and Beyond

 Webinar / Last Modified: 03 February 2014

Archive and associated resources for the February 15, 2011, webinar with Carol Evrard, Jenny Sitzman, Janet Ingraham Dwyer and Melanie Lyttle on library reading initiatives for libraries.