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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Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds

 Webinar / Last Modified: 08 March 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.

Best Board Games of 2017

 News / Last Modified: 02 March 2018

I fully expect that the flood of amazing games is going to slow down eventually. To abate somewhat. Maybe even decline. Yet, every year ends up being as amazing as the previous. Until I looked back, I thought 2017 was a fairly average year. For gamin...

Makerspace and Digital Media Lab Resources

 News / Last Modified: 22 February 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...

Take a Walk, Read a Book, Have an Adventure

 News / Last Modified: 22 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...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 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 ...

Resources for STEM/STEAM Projects and Programs

 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...