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Nature Backpack

Themed backpacks used to explore and learn about the many forms of nature in backyards and the region’s green spaces Pittsburgh (May 28, 2019) – The Allegheny County Library Association, Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are...

Library Block Parties Information Background A Block Party is an hour long free play session with a set of universal blocks (350), people, vehicles, animals, scarves, photographs of buildings, and other accompanying materials where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play...

Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space or storage necessary to be eligible for the Block Party program and for libraries with the Block Party materials who would like the Wee Build materials to use for outreach and use by infants and toddlers.  It consists of 20...

The Carnegie Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped will offer a Cojiform Playshop for Adults with Local Artist Isaac Bower on Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 PM. Isaac Bower’s sculptures, modular cast shapes called Cojiform [vid 3:46 min], are nature-inspired...

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

This is the last opportunity to apply for the Wee Build set and get it in time for summer programs. Please complete the form and return it by email or send by USPS by Thursday, May 25.  You should have your materials by June 12. Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space...

The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learner.  Four guiding principles are presented along with references to various educational guides and resources. Highlighted are:  how to determine...

      by Jill Hallam-Miller What is Kahooting!? Kahoot! is a free, fun!, web-based game learning platform that can be used for any subject, any age, and any device. The Event Join the West Branch Chapter for a live virtual event… “Kahooting! in Libraries”...

The second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences, Library as Classroom,” will be held on June 15th, 2016, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. “Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in...