Category Archives: Blogger Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers

10 Ways to Make Your Summer Reading Program Inclusive

Youth services library staff have summer reading on the brain this time of year. My library is always looking for ways to make our summer reading program  as accessible and inclusive as possible. Renee Grassi’s post inspired me to create … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Storytime Adaptations

In storytime, we often serve groups of participants with widely varying physical abilities.  This may or may not be obvious; a wheelchair is visible, but many other variables, such as Juvenile Arthritis, aren’t.  Offering options and adaptations for physical movement … Continue reading

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Professional Development Opportunities for Serving Special Populations

Earlier this week ALSC held an online forum to continue the Day of Diversity conversation from Midwinter. I chair the committee, Library Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers, so I thought about the conversation in terms of special populations … Continue reading

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Resources for Serving Special Populations

One of the things that I love about librarianship is that it’s a dynamic profession. It is an evolving field that challenges us to continuously learn and grow in our professional development to better serve our communities.  As a member … Continue reading

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That time of year again

I can’t believe it’s November and nearly time to select another winner of the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant. Yes, applications are due December 1, 2014, and the Library Services to Special Population Children and … Continue reading

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Serving Adults with Special Needs in the Children’s Library

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about serving adults with special needs as a children’s librarian. I work at a large urban library and we have the luxury of having a specific children’s library area. Our policy states that you … Continue reading

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Could a Child With a Disability Use Your MakerSpace?

There’s a wonderful article in the March 10, 2014 issue of People magazine called “A Helping Hand for a Friend” http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20795392,00.html. It’s the story of a 17-year-old boy who used plans for a Robohand from www.thingiverse.com and the 3-D printer … Continue reading

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Braille and Talking Book Libraries

It seems lately that the blogs and listservs I’m reading have all started a conversation about focusing more on improving literacy for students with disabilities. One way to help your patrons who may not be receiving the help they need … Continue reading

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