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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News / Last Modified: 09 November 2017
As a library looks ahead to its busiest programming schedule of the year, why would it consider becoming a summer meal site? At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), staff realized kids were hungry from the time they arrived at 9am until they left at ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 08 November 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.
Webinar / Last Modified: 07 November 2017
This webinar presented in collaboration with Feeding America, provides strategies for libraries to partner with food banks to address community food insecurity.
News / Last Modified: 01 November 2017
Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October is a great month to start planning for summer lunch and learning programs. Below you’ll find a list of some resources for learning m...
Webinar / Last Modified: 19 October 2017
In this webinar, learn how to create engaging and skill-building STE(A)M programs for kids from preschool age to teenage.
Webinar / Last Modified: 16 October 2017
This webinar focuses on how to research, plan, and deliver storytimes in languages other than English, even when you don't speak the language.
Webinar / Last Modified: 06 October 2017
Archive and related resources from July 29, 2009 webinar on Bilingual Storytime programs at the Seattle Public and San Francisco Public Libraries.
Document / Last Modified: 06 October 2017
Press release announcing Cuentos y Más / Stories and More, a bilingual (English/Spanish)TV story time which promotes the joy of reading and libraries. The program is also available online.
News / Last Modified: 15 September 2017
When I was asked to review Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer, I have to confess that I was skeptical. The idea of reading and reviewing another book with samples of bilingual o...
Webinar / Last Modified: 15 September 2017
This webinar presents strategies for library outreach to and engagement with Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, laying the groundwork for successful programming.