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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Document / Last Modified: 17 July 2018
Link and description of literacy project websites supporting family and cultural literacy, launched by ALA Ethnic Affiliates.
News / Last Modified: 19 June 2018
I fully expect that the flood of amazing games is going to slow down eventually. To abate somewhat. Maybe even decline. Yet, every year ends up being as amazing as the previous. Until I looked back, I thought 2017 was a fairly average year. For gamin...
News / Last Modified: 31 May 2018
For many public libraries in cities and towns across the country, literacy programs are a key part of their public programming. These often go beyond involvement in summer reading activities, and could include year round efforts that support readers ...
News / Last Modified: 21 May 2018
OCLC has collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners—including DOGObooks—to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component.
For children and young adults: DOGObooks.com, th...
News / Last Modified: 03 May 2018
Libraries have long supported patrons who want to improve their health by providing access to books on health-related topics, online medical databases such as PubMed, and even cookbooks that support healthy eating. Those core services continue today,...
Document / Last Modified: 23 April 2018
A collection of resources compiled in 2005 for a presentation at the Washington Library Media Association conference.
News / Last Modified: 23 April 2018
We're collecting together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden programming. Many public libraries are connecting to community partners and transforming spaces to engage patrons of all ages ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 29 March 2018
This webinar explores how and why intergenerational relationships are important and develops skills to foster intergenerational communication in libraries.
Webinar / Last Modified: 08 March 2018
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.
News / Last Modified: 22 February 2018
Looking for inspiration for a new or existing makerspace or digital media lab in your library? WebJunction has you covered! This collection includes planning resources, tools that go beyond the 3D printer, and how to implement a digital media lab. Yo...