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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Library Staff Learn Together Across Texas

 News / Last Modified: 12 November 2019

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) saw the Supercharged Storytimes facilitated group-learning model as an opportunity to deliver continuing education in a new format. TSLAC Continuing Education staff piloted a statewide program that ...

WebJunction to Mentor 10 School Libraries for New IMLS Initiative

 News / Last Modified: 12 November 2019

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced OCLC's WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a cohort of 10 small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries initiative...

Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics

 News / Last Modified: 07 November 2019

In Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, author Philip Nel examines the racist illustrations present in a number of Dr. Seuss’s works, and points out racism present in other children’s classics. Many of these books are on our shelves.


Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds

 Webinar / Last Modified: 18 October 2019

In this webinar, learn the tools and tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and for incorporating lunches into your summer reading program.

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...