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Stories Alive - Free Library of Philadelphia

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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How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

 News / Last Modified: 26 June 2017

STEM learning (that's science, technology, engineering and math) seems to be on the tips of tongues everywhere from teachers to library staff to the President of the United States. But starting a new area of programming can sometimes feel daunting, e...

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

 News / Last Modified: 21 June 2017

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. ...

Kirkwood Public Library Unveils Renovated Children’s Room

 News / Last Modified: 20 June 2017

The Kirkwood Public Library (MO) recently embarked on a renovation of their Children's room. Through generous private donations and the library staff's planning efforts, a well-thought out and designed space was created for the community. The idea th...

"Building a Better World" with City Building Games

 News / Last Modified: 13 June 2017

Some great ideas to use city building games to connect to the Summer Reading program theme, "Build a Better World." In a city-building game you are constructing a city or some other municipality (or even just a home) with some objective in ...

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

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...

Read About Summer Reading

 Document / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

Links to blogs, reports, briefs, handouts, and programmatic resources on the subject of reading initiatives and summer reading in particular

Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...

Minecraft and Water Buffalo: A Diversity of Stories

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

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...