Because acquisition of early literacy skills can improve young children’s lives, outreach programming to people who are not yet library users has expanded. Innovative programs offer coaching to families with hospitalized children in NICU’s, a traveling “Mother Goose on the Loose” librarian presents English and Spanish programs at local daycares and community events, Rotarians to read books aloud to children in laundromats, and “pop-up storytimes” promoted solely through social media engage neighborhood families.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Literacy, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Elementary School, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.