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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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Mission Branch Builds Community Through Storytime

 Document / Last Modified: 23 May 2016

Children's Manager Rachel MacNeilly of the San Francisco Public Library's Mission Branch has developed innovative children's programming to develop loyal library users.

How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

 News / Last Modified: 18 May 2016

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...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 05 April 2016

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 ...