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

Mandatory Reporting

As librarians we know that April is ‘National Poetry Month’ but did you know that it’s ‘Stress Awareness Month’ or ‘National Donate Life Month’? With so many monthly designations it’s hard to keep up. We become saturated with “awareness” and … Continue reading

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Attracting Users to An Inclusive Space

One of my favorite parts about my job are the school tours that I give each month. The students come to learn what makes our library different – from providing braille and talking books to accessible technologies to our recording … Continue reading

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One more winner!

Midwinter was indeed an exciting time as you can tell from the blog posts about good times at Reading Terminal Market, discussion groups and Networking Uncommons and, of course, those ever popular Youth Media Awards. Well, while the exclusive book … Continue reading

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National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month

In January, we observe National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month.  This is a good chance to make sure our collections include books on divorce and all types of families, including single-parent families.  National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month is also … Continue reading

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A Year of Advocating for Special Populations and Their Caregivers

December is an exciting time for the Library Services to Special Populations and Their Caregivers Committee as we begin to review applications for the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant. Reviewing applications is a wonderful way … Continue reading

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But I’m a Newbie! What Can I Do?: Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers for Novice Librarians

When I was appointed to my first committee (Library Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers), I was ecstatic. When I found out I would need to blog about this topic I was panicked. Just this year I completed … Continue reading

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1 in 5 Children

1 in 5 children in the United States are living with child hunger or food insecurity according to Feeding America, the leading domestic food-relief charity.  1 in 5 children. But it doesn’t stop there, nearly 1 in 3 African American children are struggling … Continue reading

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Serving At-Risk Daycares

Thanks to a generous grant from the PNC Foundation, Columbus Metropolitan Library  has developed and implemented the “Money Smarts for Preschoolers” storytimes, delivering financial literacy education through storytimes targeted at preschoolers and their caregivers.  Centered on the themes of spending, … Continue reading

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