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.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog, including the highly-rated Supercharged Storytimes self-paced course.

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Seasonal selections: Summer reading list and book display roundup

Publish Date: News / 25 June 2024

Libraries in the northern hemisphere are diving into a vibrant season of summer reading, and we want to spotlight some of your creative book displays, reading lists, and other reading initiatives. Check out how other libraries are commemorating Audio...

Empowering informed communities

Publish Date: News / 18 June 2024

Public libraries are uniquely positioned to support communities facing current information-related challenges. To do this, library workers need research-based resources and tools on information literacy and misinformation.

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Libraries get moving!

Publish Date: News / 15 May 2024

May is National Bike Month, and libraries across the country are helping their community members hop onto two wheels to celebrate. Cycling programs are just one of many ways that libraries are helping community members stay active. As local hubs, lib...

Growing library garden programs

Publish Date: News / 1 May 2024

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 ...

Helping libraries to be autism-ready

Publish Date: News / 17 April 2024

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...

STAR Net resources

Publish Date: News / 19 March 2024

Libraries all over sparked curiosity about space, astronomy, and all things STEM-related during the recent solar eclipse. If you’re looking for ideas to help your community members continue the learning, we’ve got you covered. Explore new ways to bri...

Hopkinton Public Library unites community in library planning

Publish Date: News / 12 March 2024

At Hopkinton Public Library in Iowa, community engagement is thriving. And the secret to this success is including community members in in the planning, from beginning to end. From an annual haunted house to community bake-offs, the library incorpora...