Children

Stories Alive - Free Library of Philadelphia

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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Makerspace and Digital Media Lab Resources

 News / Last Modified: 14 December 2017

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...

Resources for STEM/STEAM Projects and Programs

 News / Last Modified: 12 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...

STAR Library Network Opportunities

 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 ...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 06 December 2017

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 ...

Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More

 News / Last Modified: 06 December 2017

Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October is a great month to start planning for summer lunch and learning programs. Below you’ll find a list of some resources for learning m...

Family Literacy at a Food Pantry

 Webinar / Last Modified: 22 November 2017

In this webinar, learn how Cazenovia Public Library operates learning-focused programs for the whole family at a local food pantry.

Igniting a Love of Reading: CCPL's SPARK Program Removes Barriers

 News / Last Modified: 22 November 2017

Many public libraries offer a summer reading program, but the IMLS National Medal award-winning Cecil County Public Library's program is unique in its focus. Sociologist Karl Alexander's 30-year longitudinal study of socioeconomic differences in chil...