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 sharing tips with parents and caregivers at storytime can be a great way to expand learning from library to home. An early literacy tip, or an aside, is a couple of sentences (15-20 seconds) explaining the connection between the activity you are doing in storytime and literacy development. Many storytime practitioners find tips to be a challenging element to incorporate. “The hardest part was... Read more
Free December Webinars for Library Staff
Give yourself and your team the gift of learning this holiday season! As you wrap up the year, take some time to reflect on areas you'd like to explore, alone or with others. This month's list of free learning includes 82 webinars from library and non-profit providers that cover topics relevant to libraries today and in the coming year. And remember, many of the sessions will be made available as archives so you can revisit topics when the time is right for you. Take inventory with everyone on your team, staff and volunteers, and consider dividing up topics and then... Read more
OCLC Awarded IMLS Funds to Expand 'Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces' Project
OCLC has received a $223,120 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the U.S.
In the first two years of the project, OCLC partnered with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) to guide and support 15 small public libraries in 12 states as they applied principles of design thinking to create space for social, active learning at the library. Participating libraries completed an online training program led by WebJunction, OCLC’s free online learning community... Read more
Social Library, Volume 122
Up next in our Social Library series, we're sharing innovative approaches from libraries we follow on Facebook related to Harry Potter, veterans, health literacy, water safety and baby karaoke. This range of services and programming demonstrates the scope of examples we continue to compile from your great work in libraries. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Anacortes Public Library in Washington hosted a spectacular Harry Potter Night, Fantastic Beasts Edition this month. "Dress in your wizarding finest for a magical night of... Read more
Opioid Addiction Resources from the CDC
Through its Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Program, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has supplied the following educational resources for public libraries to use. This collection of printable posters, handouts, and graphics is intended to help libraries raise awareness about opioids with members of the community.
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18 December 2018
This webinar will explore the life-cycle of a successful library adult program.
08 January 2019
In this webinar, learn how libraries in Oklahoma are growing community health literacy through programs for all ages.