Overview

Libraries are essential spaces for learning together.

They provide opportunities to create new knowledge, connect with community resources, and enrich school learning.

Global Family Research Project

● Documents the policies, professional learning activities, and practices that enable libraries to be vital spaces for family engagement.

● Shapes policy conversations about strategies to promote family engagement by leveraging library assets and building public-private partnerships.

● Facilitates communities of practice and uses social media strategies to support libraries’ learning from each other’s successes and challenges.

Featured Resources

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement
Aug 16
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research Policy

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement

Libraries provide families a welcoming environment in which to learn, to connect with other parents, and to find other community resources that can help them thrive. 

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Ideabook: Libraries for Families
Apr 1
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research

Ideabook: Libraries for Families

Libraries are no longer just about books—they are increasingly becoming the educational, technological, and social hub of communities across the nation.

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Design Thinking with Dads
Mar 28
Blog

Libraries Family Engagement

Design Thinking with Dads

Elizabeth Atack and Klem-Mari Cajigas from Nashville Public Library share how they use design thinking to transform and reimagine family literacy for incarcerated fathers.

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