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.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 17 July 2017
A webinar on tabletop games including an overview of game types and how public libraries are using them for programming and projects to grow 21st century skills.
News / Last Modified: 13 July 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...
Document / Last Modified: 06 July 2017
This excerpt from the Denver Public Library's 2006 Annual Report spotlights their programs for children.
Webinar / Last Modified: 05 July 2017
A webinar presenting a ready-to-use system that empowers libraries of all sizes to become community STEM leaders.
News / Last Modified: 05 July 2017
Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the li...
News / Last Modified: 29 June 2017
Most parents and caregivers agree it's important to prepare their children to be financially smart. They want the best for their children, and that includes the skills to manage day-to-day finances and keep on track for achieving what they want in li...
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...
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. ...