Friday, February 21, 2014

Community Library Programs That Work (book)

Maddigan, B. & Bloos, S. (2014). Community Library Programs That Work: Building Youth and Family Literacy. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

In a world where the Internet offers educational opportunities 24 hours a day … where digital aids enrich and supplement printed materials … and where online instruction is a viable option to classroom teaching, a fresh approach to learning can help libraries stay relevant and interesting to their technologically-savvy patrons. This book provides guidelines for creating dynamic and engaging library programs for children, teens, and families. Organized in thematic chapters, each chapter includes relevant topical research and three to eight community-focused approaches. Programs range from small, single-library initiatives in rural communities to multi-site, cross-border initiatives. This essential reference includes collaborative and locally-inspired programs, many of which can be scaled to the budget of any library, school, or community organization.

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