This creative guidebook teaches librarians in diverse communities how to develop and implement early learning programming beyond traditional storytimes.
Connects library programs to parents' desire for children to begin formal learning at an early age
Offers a blueprint for making play a sustainable early-learning program series for budgets big and small
Includes ideas for making early learning activities relevant to the six early literacy skills in a public library setting
Emphasizes how library programming can support early childhood development and prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond
Kristin Grabarek implemented Little University, an early learning program beyond traditional storytime, at her branch of the Denver Public Library system and is now assisting in its expansion to multiple branches throughout the system.
Mary R. Lanni is a library professional in Denver, Colorado, providing library and programming services for all ages for more than five years.