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Why free play can boost social success. Research suggests that children encouraged to play freely are more likely to experience social success as adults than peers who are subject to careful scheduling. 337 more words

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Engaging Children at Your Library

Its that time again. The beginning of the school year is a great opportunity to start planning ways to engage and involve children at your library. 514 more words

School Libraries

Page 1 & Page 2

My branch needs two Pages. I’m surprised I didn’t mention this earlier because when I saw the announcement on our website, I geeked out a little bit. 36 more words

Public Libraries

Practicum placement at a public library

As part of my course I complete two practicum placements and I just concluded my first one at Croydon public library. So now that I’ve had a moment to sit down and process the last two weeks, I can confidently write about the greater appreciation I have for those wonderful men and women who work in public libraries. 271 more words

Career

What management doesn't get about Youth Services

Cutting edge libraries these days are changing up the way they do things. Management teams look at the traditional ways that libraries are set up, with an Adult Services Department and a Youth Services Department and a Technical Services Department and a Circulation Department and they get frustrated with what they like to call “silos”. 746 more words

The Death of the Library

I know that many librarians (myself included) and library-lovers have been saying this ad nauseam. We’ve been saying this long before Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service unleashed the current flood of op-ed pieces. 49 more words

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