ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) National Institute Session:
Removing Barriers to Early Literacy: Increasing Access to Books for Young Children
September 18 and 20
The Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Colorado State Library both received IMLS National Leadership Grants to minimize barriers to library services for low-income families. At this session, reps from both projects presented how to turn their findings into best practices you can use at your library to reach low-income and rural parents of 0-8 with an early literacy message and use innovative, low-cost methods to get more books into the hands of young children and empower parents to embed early literacy activities into their daily lives. There was great interest and energy around both projects and we believe they will go far in removing barriers to early literacy.
Find the handouts for our session and many others as well at the ALSC website: