Library programming for children can entertain, educate and engage young people and their families in your community! There are various types of library programming for children. From jugglers and magicians to book groups and Makerspaces, many libraries embrace programming as a way to foster learning, reading, and creativity. When library resources are in short supply, however, it can take creative approaches to offer programming that does not require a lot of money or staff time. One type of programming that can be viable is passive programming.
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In this podcast, Infopeople’s book review Michael Cart takes a trip down memory lane, talking about the family road trip vacations of his childhood. Since this is Michael, the conversation moves to books, of course, and he discusses the books that were important to him on those vacations. Among the titles mentioned:
Children need literature that serves as a window onto lives and experiences different from their own, and literature that serves as a mirror reflecting themselves and their cultural values, attitudes and behaviors.
-Rudine Sims Bishop
Partnerships can expand your library’s impact and value. Collaborating to reach shared goals just makes sense, but reaching out to new partners can be intimidating.