ERIC Number: ED409920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Libraries Enhance Student Learning: A Guidebook of Innovative Library Programs for Youth.
Steele, Shirley; Heim, Amanda
This publication explains, through examples of current library programs around the United States, how libraries affect the education of children, and offers an impetus for others to embrace the challenge of providing quality library programming for children. Through these programs, libraries work toward achieving national educational goals, and reinforce education reform. Suggestions and descriptions of activities are divided into four main sections: (1) "Libraries help preschoolers get ready to learn how to read; (2) "Libraries strengthen reading skills of school-age children"; (3) "Libraries complement all aspects of children's school activities"; and (4) "Libraries connect children with computers and the information superhighway." Contains a directory of the libraries whose programs are highlighted. (AEF)
Descriptors: Children, Creative Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Information Technology, Learning Activities, Library Development, Library Services, Preschool Education, Program Development, Reading Games, School Libraries
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.