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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Webinar / Last Modified: 08 February 2018
This webinar explores how and why intergenerational relationships are important and develops skills to foster intergenerational communication in libraries.
Webinar / Last Modified: 06 February 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: 01 February 2018
The East Bonner County Library District wanted to combine outdoor fun and reading to serve their community in a unique way. They found an opportunity to deliver a family-friendly programming activity when Kaniksu Land Trust approached them with the i...
News / Last Modified: 08 January 2018
Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...
News / Last Modified: 02 January 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...
News / Last Modified: 28 December 2017
STEAM learning (that's science, technology, engineering, art and math) and programming are increasingly popular in public libraries. Check out this collection of inspiring resources that can help make the case for introducing or expanding STEAM in yo...
Webinar / Last Modified: 21 December 2017
In this webinar, learn how to create engaging and skill-building STE(A)M programs for kids from preschool age to teenage.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 December 2017
Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.
News / Last Modified: 14 December 2017
Scientific discovery and technological innovation play a major role in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. By expanding participation in STEM education, libraries are helping to prepare the next generations to meet these challenges.
News / Last Modified: 07 December 2017
Looking to bring STEM programming and activities to your library? Opportunities are available through the STAR Library Network which include a new exhibit on exoplanets that is funded by NASA's Universe of Learning program. There is also an upcoming ...