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.

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Find Free Resources from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net)

 News / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

Explore new ways to bring science, technology, and fun into your programs and services with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net). Help us build on the successes (and challenges) of the 2017 solar eclipse by joining this vibrant – FREE! – network for l...

Read About Summer Reading

 Document / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

Links to blogs, reports, briefs, handouts, and programmatic resources on the subject of reading initiatives and summer reading in particular

ConnectED Library Challenge Summit

 News / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

The White House hosted a convening on Tuesday, with mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties, as part of a national initiative to connect students to public library system resour...

Summer Reading Camps

 Document / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

Laramie County's adaptation of Salt Lake County Library's successful Camp Fun-to-Read program.

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

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

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. ...