About five years ago my focus was on kids and teen library programming and services, and it was during this time that I began to truly appreciate the complexities surrounding, and importance of, library services to their communities. Beyond reading books, I learned that storytime is designed with foundations of literacy, including exploration and discovery in play, music and singing, and social skill-building opportunities. It now makes sense when I hear that some libraries call their program Kindergarten Readiness. These are the underpinnings of many of the connections with and library services and programs for teens — trusting teens and engaging them with their advisory boards, empowering teens to plan and run programs; creating comfortable environments, and safe spaces for exploration and learning in challenging times of transition. Yet, Census data reports
Library Programs for Adults
Skip to main content. A significant amount of workforce development activity in local libraries centers on job search skills, basic computer instruction and workplace literacy. Most of these literacy training and other specialized workshops are provided in library facilities, though often conducted in partnership with local agencies p. Making cities stronger : public library contributions to local economic development. The newly opened branch, which is situated on a site next to the Oceano Elementary School and an adult learning center, is well positioned to provide services to both parents and their children.
Adult Library Services
Squeezed in around jobs and school, new adults make time to gather with their friends at the library and be kids again. I work in a small community library outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan. However, the programs that generated the most interest were always those that focused on crafting projects. So, in , I decided to try something new with our adult patrons.
It supersedes the Journal of Youth Services , which was published together with the Association for Library Service to Children until The magazine serves as a mode of continuing education for librarians working with young adult populations ages 12— The content of the magazine includes current news in the field, showcasing the best practices, providing news from related fields, spotlighting significant events of YALSA, and providing in depth reviews of professional literature.