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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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Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

 News / Last Modified: 27 June 2015

With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

Enhance Summer Reading with these Great Resources

 News / Last Modified: 24 June 2015

OCLC has collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners—including DOGObooks—to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component.

For children and young adults: DOGObooks.com, th...

Project L.I.F.T. (Literacy Involves Families Together)

 Document / Last Modified: 26 May 2015

Links to fact sheets and program templates from Project L.I.F.T., a Pima Public Library (Tucson, AZ) family literacy outreach program for teen parents in Tucson and Pima County which aims bring reading and reading-related activities into the daily li...

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 29 April 2015

Storytelling games are a natural fit for a library. A library, itself, is a collection of stories. They are in the books, the movies, the media. They inhabit the meeting rooms, the social spaces, the computers. People meet, create and imbue a library...

Research in Context: Making an Impact in Library Communities

 News / Last Modified: 09 April 2015

At the 2015 ALA Midwinter conference in Chicago, Chrystie Hill, Director of OCLC's Community Relations, shared insights on how her team (including WebJunction), seeks to translate the knowledge, evidence and models available to public libraries, and ...