A collection of versatile best practices for promoting literacy development by utilizing local community connections in school and public libraries.
* Offers strategies for specific populations, including inter-generational, preteens, and teens
* Features programs that match early literacy research and the Every Child Ready to Read model
* Includes programs for small, medium, and large libraries; schools; community centers; social service agencies; and literacy-focused organizations
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 215 x 279 x 15 mm
"Public libraries of all sizes and resources will find ideas traditional and digital in this browseable resource." - School Library Journal
"There is no question that this book addresses the influence of online information and digital aids, but it goes beyond these tools and looks at techniques to help library relevancy when it comes to literacy. It encompasses the entire family in its quest to find how to best do this, a first step that is imperative to most literacy programs. Both budget and marketing issues are addressed and defined; collaboration between types of libraries/communities is explored. Recommended." - Teacher Librarian
"A practical compendium of programs developed by libraries and other community organizations, Community Library Programs That Work takes a very broad view of youth and family literacy by focusing on programs that build community rather than directly focusing on reading or writing skills. . . . Community Library Programs That Work takes an important step forward in its broad definition of literacy and in its insistence that libraries and other community institutions need to make community connection and engagement as their mission and build partnerships to achieve it. [T]his book is sure to inspire librarians and others to explore new ideas and expand their horizons." - CM Magazine
"This practical guide will be a useful addition to any public library looking to add innovative programming into their library that will appeal to a wide range of users and will focus on the values and identity of their community." - ARBA
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