Children

  • Launch into STAR Net's 'Summer of Space'

    Summer is fast approaching, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network's NASA@ My Library initiative, and NASA are working together to create a fun and engaging summer learning program for your library. From excitin...

  • Data Can Help You Tell Your Storytime Success

    Assessment can be time consuming, intimidating, stress inducing, and just overwhelming. Where do you even begin? What do you do with the data? In the recent webinar,

  • Fortnite "In Real Life" at the Emporia Public Library

    More and more libraries are hosting programs that bring people of all ages together for "in real life" or IRL interaction. Building on the popularity of online gaming, these events can help get people off the couch and their screens, provid...

  • Free Resources from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net)

    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...

  • Learning Together the Supercharged Way

    Learning in a group can provide that motivation to stick with a course through to completion. It can be incredibly satisfying and enriching to work through course material with a group of co-learners, acquiring a common language about a subject, disc...

  • Supercharging Your Storytime with Parent and Caregiver Tips

    Sharing early literacy tips with parents and caregivers at storytime can be daunting. Find out how you can supercharge your skills to demonstrate, inspire, explain, and empower parents and caregivers to try a behavior at home.

    Intentionally sh...

  • Are Dogs the New Library Cat?

    At Red Land Community Library in Etters, Pennsylvania, parents can sign children up for a 15-minute slot to read to a golden retriever. Ella is one of three trained therapy dogs who are among the library's most famous and beloved volunteers. The dogs...

  • Delivering Literacy to Families through Stork Storytime

    Stork Storytime helps parents-to-be establish a daily reading routine before baby arrives. North Liberty Community Library developed the Stork Storytime Librarian Toolkit for other libraries to easily implement this innovative and impactful progr...

  • How Maryland Libraries Are Using Virtual and Augmented Reality (and How Your Library Can Too)

    When Jennifer Bishop and Liz Sundermann-Zinger brought virtual reality (VR) to their library users, they were wading into new territory. Sundermann-Zinger was the Data, Communication, and Services Coordinator for the Maryland State Library when she d...

  • Grant Opportunities for Reading Programs

    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 ...