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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Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2024
Learn how to create, maintain, and promote a new video game collection at your library.
Publish Date: News / 23 January 2024
Are you looking to deepen or expand your library’s outreach services for children and families from underserved communities, or would you like to build your library’s outreach efforts but don’t know where to begin? Have you been looking for ways to i...
Publish Date: News / 27 December 2023
Storytimes can be transformative for children, offering them the chance to imagine possible futures for themselves. This begins with the stories you include. Look around your community and consider which books in your collection reflect the experienc...
Publish Date: Webinar / 5 December 2023
The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit provides free, online, research-based resources, created specifically for library staff, to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life.
Publish Date: News / 7 November 2023
A literature review of more than 150 research studies indicates that we are missing the mark in preparing our children for school by equating “school readiness” with a finite checklist of academic skills to be mastered by age five. Instead, we should...
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 October 2023
Explore strategies for finding community partners and building relationships with them with the goal of truly working in collaboration with people they serve.
Publish Date: News / 5 July 2023
Imagine a child standing in front of a brightly lit room at their local public library. Lively music is playing, and bubbles are bouncing all around. Children and adults fill the room, talking loudly and playing with toys. Off in the distance is a co...
Publish Date: News / 27 June 2023
Library gardens offer a great way for community members to come together to learn, grow, and contribute towards a healthy, balanced environment. And creating a vibrant community green space or gardening program doesn’t have to be complicated. Across ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 23 May 2023
Join this webinar for an introduction to the School Librarian’s Information Shelf and to learn more from practitioners who have applied transformative practices to their school libraries.
Publish Date: News / 9 May 2023
School librarians and staff help prepare all students for success. A shifting educational landscape presents new opportunities and challenges, requiring fresh approaches to the important work of empowering students. Learn more about a School Libraria...