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Public Libraries: Vital Partners in Family Engagement

Family time offers an opportunity to affirm the diverse identities of children and families, ideally taking place in home-like settings where families can engage in culturally significant activities that celebrate both differences and similarities among people.

Featuring Scott Allen, Public Library Association a division of the American Library Association; Elizabeth Atack, Bringing Books to Life!, Nashville Public Library; Marie Pyko, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library


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Public libraries are accessible, offering diverse, intergenerational programming and serving families from low income homes at a high rate compared to other community providers. In this webinar the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, will enlighten new and experienced early childhood program staff, parents and others about the potential of public libraries and how they can collaborate with local public libraries as learning spaces and extend their own impact to engage families.

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