Children

1215125994236

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.

Most Recently Added

A Children's Garden at Avon Lake Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 31 March 2017

The Avon Lake Public Library (OH) created a children's garden. They provided the opportunity for young patrons to learn about farming, farm animals, and raising food, as well as the experience of digging in the dirt and planting, harvesting and eatin...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 27 March 2017

Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...

Board Games in Libraries: Rapid Review Roundup

 News / Last Modified: 09 March 2017

Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some c...

Success Adapted: The Story of Flat Rex

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2017

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...

Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2017

A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community. It costs little. And it drives a lot of traffic and circulation. But best of all, we really look forward to this happy group of young patro...