Children

Stories Alive - Free Library of Philadelphia

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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Kirkwood Public Library Unveils Renovated Children’s Room

 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...

'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books

 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...

How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

 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...

Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

 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. ...

"Building a Better World" with City Building Games

 News / Last Modified: 13 June 2017

Some great ideas to use city building games to connect to the Summer Reading program theme, "Build a Better World." In a city-building game you are constructing a city or some other municipality (or even just a home) with some objective in ...

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

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...