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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Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM
Jan 21
Video

Libraries Family Engagement Policy Research

Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM

Want to hear about the key findings from our policy brief, "Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM?" Check out this highlight video.

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