March 30, 2017

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Ideas from the Labs at DC Public Library


They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.

To Support Teen Parents, Libraries Build Trust and Unique Programs


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.

DC Public Libraries Serve Up Books—and Lunch, Too


Literacy isn’t the only thing Washington, DC, public libraries are offering kids this summer. They’re also serving up some lunch.
“We wanted to make sure they had a reason to come,” says Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the District of Columbia. “Sometimes the kids will come for the lunch, and sometimes they come for the program.”