Christina Keasler started a new job with no official title or description. After conducting focused outreach and listening to community feedback, she found her calling serving middle schoolers in the public library.
After researching how low-vision kids experience books today, the San Antonio Public Library opened a new reading room with plenty of braille and large-print children’s books, audio and magnifying technology, and tactile art.
With a little know-how, you can score more funding for your program through an asset-mapping project. No, it’s not the same thing as needs assessment.
Resisting the urge to jump right in to creating a STEM program is smart. Here are three great examples to illustrate what you should do instead.
When she realized an entire community of 75 kids younger than five weren’t having their basic needs met, one determined children’s librarian worked a minor miracle in the form of a program called Play, Grow, and Learn.
Being able to accurately size up language and literacy apps for young children isn’t easy in today’s online environment. Yet it is a crucial service, one that librarians are uniquely suited to provide.
Here’s how a tiny, can-do team from Piscataway, NJ started an annual tradition celebrating maker culture statewide—and how you can too.
On March 2, the state’s librarians (and their friends) can meet with legislative staff and make their collective voices heard in Albany.
Library offerings for these young people include drop-in card games and supplemental educational services.
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Here’s a chance to grab a grant to fund an innovative summer program related to connected learning. But you have to act fast: the deadline is February 19.
According to research out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a third of low-income families have only mobile Internet access. Of the rest, many have outdated home computers and slow, spotty connections.
Public libraries reach out to teenage parents and their children by offering specialized services ranging from tips on reading with babies to free car seats.
The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
Get resources and fresh ideas for holding a read-in anytime during the month of February to mark Black History Month.
This initiative, started in Connecticut five years ago, is growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s how—and why—to join in the fun.
Here’s how inspired librarians are parlaying kids’ natural sense of wonder into an affinity with and knowledge of nature.
One librarian’s year of reading, sharing, and secret keeping while serving on the 2016 Newbery Award Committee.
Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.
Distribution of Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson is part of IBBY Canada’s welcome program for refugee families.
Broward County (FL) Library is set to change the designation of a number of youth librarian positions, a potential cost-cutting measure intended to increase service hours to all patrons. Some are concerned about the impact on teen programming.