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RAISING LITERATE CHILDREN BEGINS AT BIRTH Books and Literacy Experiences for Infants and Toddlers Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration: 9 – 9:30 a.m. |  Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Register below) Do toddlers come to your library for storytime?...

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Combines reading and outdoor activities in one fun experience The Lower Merion Library System and the Lower Merion Parks Department have installed a StoryWalk at Ashbridge Park in the Bryn Mawr section of the Township. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, March 2. The...

EXTON: The Chester County Library has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected...

The Library of Congress invites organizations committed to the advancement of literacy to apply for the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Applications will be accepted from January 14 to March 8, 2019. Created and supported by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy...

NewsGuard is launching its News Literacy Partnership, which is sponsored by Microsoft, and is teaming up with universities, libraries and K-12 schools across the country. Learn about the FREE browser extension, NewsGuard, which reviews and rates news and information for credibility...

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is research based and created for librarians to help parents prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and life. The toolkit includes a position paper, a promising practice guide, case studies and bookmarks, which contain tips for...

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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Six WebJunction webinars were offered during the past three months and, and if you missed any of the events, the recordings can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the event listings on WebJunction: Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping...

Marguerite Dube

On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch, was honored at the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication...

Read about York County Libraries‘ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See another posting!   ...