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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iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 28 March 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.

Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on July 11, 2012 by Sue Kimmel and Gail Dickinson with advice about finding, writing, and submitting grant opportunities focused on services to children.