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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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Supporting Learning and Attention Issues in Children

 News / Last Modified: 24 March 2015

Libraries serve as a portal to information for parents, educators and caregivers to learn more about supporting childhood development and education. From providing services such as storytimes to our youngest users, to online homework help – public an...

iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 03 February 2015

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...

Welcoming Children with Disabilities at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 21 November 2014

Every community, no matter the size, has the opportunity to serve children with special needs. Libraries have unique opportunities to raise awareness and strengthen services for children with disabilities and their families. In the recent webinar Ser...

Success Adapted: The Story of Flat Rex

 News / Last Modified: 05 November 2014

I attended a webinar presented by a small town librarian (Becky Baker, in Community Connections) and she talked about ways that she was able to get the community involved in promoting the library. Local businesses would host the summer...