Community library programs that work: Building youth and family literacy

Maddigan, Beth and Bloos, Susan (2013) Community library programs that work: Building youth and family literacy. Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, California. ISBN 9781610692632, 9781610692649 (eisbn)

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A collection of versatile best practices for promoting literacy development by utilizing local community connections in school and public libraries. This book provides a fresh approach to learning as well as guidelines for creating dynamic and relevant library programs for children, teens, and families. Organized thematically, 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 resource includes collaborative and locally inspired programs, many of which can be scaled to the budget of any library, school, or community organization.

Item Type: Book
Item ID: 12121
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-204).
Keywords: community literacy, public libraries, school libraries, family programs, library programs, children’s programs, teen programs, community partnerships, literacy
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 20 November 2013
Date Type: Publication
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Libraries and community, Family literacy programs, Libraries—Activity programs, Communities –Study and teaching –Activity programs, Community education
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