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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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Igniting a Love of Reading: CCPL's SPARK Program Removes Barriers

 News / Last Modified: 11 July 2016

Many public libraries offer a summer reading program, but the IMLS National Medal award-winning Cecil County Public Library's program is unique in its focus. Sociologist Karl Alexander's 30-year longitudinal study of socioeconomic differences in chil...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 14 June 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 ...

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.