News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
In 2015, the Public Library Association (PLA) initiated its work on family engagement, which aims to assist public libraries in learning about and implementing effective family engagement practices. Early literacy efforts like Every Child Ready to Read@ your library® (ECRR) support parents and children and create a springboard for new ideas and practices libraries can use to engage families even more successfully. PLA’s work on family engagement helps libraries serve families of all types with children of all ages, and ECRR is the foundation upon which PLA established its Family Engagement Initiative. PLA's Family Engagement Task Force, currently chaired by Clara Bohrer, Director of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, is working to develop and define best practices and a toolkit of resources that encourage public libraries to more easily provide information, guidance, and opportunities for families to proactively engage in their children’s learning and development. Join us to hear about current activities that the Task Force is working on!