Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting
Jul 24
Blog

Libraries Professional Learning

Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting

Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library shares her ideas about the art of consulting to create change. 

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Leading Family Engagement in Early Learning:  A Supplemental Guide
Jul 3
Research Publication

Family Engagement Libraries Research Professional Learning

Leading Family Engagement in Early Learning: A Supplemental Guide

This guide, building on a recent policy brief, examines best practices for family engagement in a variety of spaces, from public libraries to schools.

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Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s A Family Thing
Jun 13
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research

Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s A Family Thing

Family engagement takes place anywhere, anytime children learn—especially in the library! Learn more about how libraries are supporting family engagement.

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New Ideas for Libraries to Engage Families and Youth
Jun 11
Blog

Libraries Research

New Ideas for Libraries to Engage Families and Youth

Learn how libraries are engaging families with school-age children to learn together, explore cultural topics, and find resources to plan for their future.

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Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy
Apr 29
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Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy

Families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.

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Designing a Public Library For and With Families
Apr 3
Blog

Family Engagement Libraries

Designing a Public Library For and With Families

This post looks at how design influences families’ ability to work together in the library. Learn strategies for re-envisioning library spaces from architect Jeffrey Hoover.

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Arms of different people holding up light bulbs, like ideas
Feb 15
Blog

Afterschool Libraries Policy

Leadership for Our Children

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, we highlight the ways leaders raise up, reach out, reimagine, relate, and reinforce when engaging with families.

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Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families
Feb 6
Infographic

Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families

Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to develop strong STEM skills.

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Alphabet Letters in a Swirl
Sep 27
Blog

Early Childhood Education Libraries

Fostering a Love of Literacy: Through Libraries, Schools, and Families

Heather Weiss writes how families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.

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Teacher instructing student
Aug 28
Blog

Early Childhood Education Libraries

Count on Families! Engaging Families in Math

As children return to school this fall, Margaret Caspe provides research-based tips to help families and educators work together to support children’s mathematical learning.

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