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Community Library Programs That Work

Building Youth and Family Literacy

Beth Christina Maddigan, Susan C. Bloos, Nora Bird


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Modern libraries are recreating themselves as idea centers for today's Internet-savvy, digitally driven clientele. 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 essential reference includes collaborative and locally inspired programs, many of which can be scaled to the budget of any library, school, or community organization.

Libraries Unlimited, 9781610692632, 215pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2013

About the Author

Beth Maddigan, MLIS, is education librarian at Memorial University Libraries of Newfoundland, Canada.Susan Bloos, MLIS, is manager of the Forest Heights Community Library in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.