ALA Annual 2015

It’s Not Just Child’s Play: Early Learning & Libraries at ALA!

The California State Library, in partnership with First 5 El Dorado County, is hosting an Early Learning at the Library reception as part of this year’s ALA Annual Conference.  Come have some fun, network, meet new friends, and celebrate the great ways libraries are serving as centers for early learning.

This informal and free evening reception, with poster sessions and mini-presentations, will highlight innovative library services and community partnerships that support the developmental needs of young children (ages 0-5), their families, and caregivers.  Visit with poster presenters, grab a light snack, and get inspired about early learning in libraries!

Here are just some of the posters/presentations to be offered:

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum – developing environments that inspire creativity
  • Butte County Library Literacy – KinderGo! Program
  • California Library Association: Lunch @ the Library program
  • California Newsreel – The Raising of America PBS film series
  • Children’s Creativity Museum – animation lab demos
  • Contra Costa County Library – Engaged Storytimes
  • El Dorado County Library & First 5:  Race to the Top and QRIS
  • Ontario City Library: STeP – Skills for Teen Parents
  • San Francisco Public Library: SF Big Playdate
  • San Diego County Library: Discovery Zones
  • San Jose Public Library:  Inclusive Storytimes

WHEN: Friday evening, June 26, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

WHERE: The Children’s Creativity Museum – behind the historic 1906 Children’s Carousel in the Yerba Buena Gardens and a quick, few-minutes’ walk from the Moscone Convention Center.

REGISTER: Capacity is limited so pre-registration is required at:  We’re expecting a crowd so register early!

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Suzanne Flint at  or 916-651-9796 with any questions.


Our guest blogger today is Suzanne Flint. Suzanne is the Library Programs Consultant for the California State Library in Sacramento, CA.

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