Libraries: Connecting Family Learning Across Settings

Libraries are learning hubs that connect families to free resources, activities, and services to cultivate children’s learning about topics that excite them. Despite recent technological developments which have revolutionized how we read and access information, libraries continue to evolve in order to serve their communities, especially families with lesser means to access these resources.

The Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K through grade 8 teachers in the United States about how they support 3–12-year-old children’s learning in their communities.

This tipsheet shares research-based suggestions for library professionals interested in finding creative yet practical ways to create partnerships and serve their communities.


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