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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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Project L.I.F.T. (Literacy Involves Families Together)

 Document / Last Modified: 26 May 2015

Links to fact sheets and program templates from Project L.I.F.T., a Pima Public Library (Tucson, AZ) family literacy outreach program for teen parents in Tucson and Pima County which aims bring reading and reading-related activities into the daily li...

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 29 April 2015

Storytelling games are a natural fit for a library. A library, itself, is a collection of stories. They are in the books, the movies, the media. They inhabit the meeting rooms, the social spaces, the computers. People meet, create and imbue a library...

Research in Context: Making an Impact in Library Communities

 News / Last Modified: 09 April 2015

At the 2015 ALA Midwinter conference in Chicago, Chrystie Hill, Director of OCLC's Community Relations, shared insights on how her team (including WebJunction), seeks to translate the knowledge, evidence and models available to public libraries, and ...

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...