Children

  • Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory

    A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community. It costs little. And it drives a lot of traffic and circulation. But best of all, we really look forward to this happy group of young patro...

  • Libraries Provide Much Needed Access to Nutrition in the Summer

    According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in food-insecure households. And even as the number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals increases, according to the Foo...

  • Case Study: Henry County Library System Provides Summer Food Service Program

    The amount of children who suffer from hunger due to near-poverty economic status has risen in recent years. It has long been the assumption that public schools are the logical place for low-income children to access additional nutritional opportunit...

  • Free Resources and Opportunities to Celebrate NASA @ My Library Events

    Celebrate the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through upcoming national events and resources provided through the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net).

    STAR_Net is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communiti...

  • New STEM Resources for Libraries

    New free sources of robust information and resources on STEM specifically for libraries have just been released by STAR_Net and by Kitsap Regional Library.

    STAR_Net (an initiative by the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactiv...

  • Begin Building Partnerships for Early Learning at Your Library Today

    Cross-sector collaboration is essential to support sustainable community outcomes. This principle continues to take hold in the library field and beyond, through efforts like the Community Catalyst Initiative led by the Institute of Museum and Librar...

  • Book Review: Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

    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...

  • Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

    In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...

  • Talking with Kids about Race and Racism at Oakland Public Library

    Since late 2014, when protests in Ferguson, MO, brought national attention to #BlackLivesMatter and the racial justice movement, many people—myself included—have been struggling to find age-appropriate ways to talk with youth about race, racism and c...

  • No Experience Required: Coding for Everyone Webinar Write-up

    Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages,...