Children

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.

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Host Your Own Cardboard Carnival

Publish Date: News / 28 March 2022

It started as part of a Saturday program with underrepresented students in STEM, paired with mentors from Northwestern University to work on monthly engineering design projects. After several years of one-off projects that were, frankly, a bit stale,...

"Let's Talk Race" Toolkits

Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2022

Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library share how they built picture book-based kits, offering practical and positive ways to talk to children about race.

Understand Active Learning and Community-driven Spaces

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. Libraries have long been hubs of lifelong learning for all ages. Active learning takes ...

Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

Libraries have evolved over the past few years to augment their role in providing lifelong learning for their communities. They have shifted from passive to active engagement with community members. They are becoming hubs of collaborative learning, p...

Activate Your Space with Programming

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. There are many sources of ideas for programming —the internet, your library colleagues,...

Outdoor Winter Programming Ideas

Publish Date: News / 16 December 2020

Earlier this year, in Thinking Outside: Libraries and Placemaking in Pandemic Times, we shared how some libraries were moving library programming and services to the outdoors, as a way to stay engaged with their communities during the pandemic. And n...

Transforming School Library Practice in Small Schools

Publish Date: News / 27 October 2020

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is supporting OCLC’s WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a second cohort of small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries...