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Taking Libraries into the Community: Beyond Brick Borders

I’m back home after a whirlwind of a long weekend in D.C. and it’s strange indeed to be wearing a sweater against the cool and overcast weather here in Venice, CA after that astonishing and record-breaking D.C. heat. Here’s a report on the first ALSC program I attended this weekend.  Please find handouts and more information under the program name on this page. Taking Libraries into the Community: Beyond Brick Borders: Presented by Shawn Brommers of South Central Library System in Madison, Wisconsin; Mary Fellows of the Upper Hudson Library System, and Evelyn Walkowicz of the Henderson District Public Libraries in Las Vegas, NV. Ms. Brommers discusses a variety of community programming, including: Motheread/Fatheread – literacy program using children’s books to teach adult (parent) literacy; for example, working with incarcerated dads. Reach Out and Read – bringing books and early literacy info, through pediatricians and clinics, to new parents Think…