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Dec 21

Library Services from Birth to Five: Delivering the Best Start (2015)

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 3:55 PM by Brian Herder

Library Services from Birth to Five

Library Services from Birth to Five: Delivering the Best Start (2015)

Edited by Carolyn Rankin and Avril Brock

Facet Publishing


Editors Rankin and Brock build on their groundbreaking book Delivering the Best Start to return to the subject of how libraries can be a pathway of opportunity for young children and their caregivers. Featuring contributions and case studies from innovators and experts around the world, this book speaks directly to children’s librarians to provide knowledge and understanding about early language and literacy development. Coverage includes:
  • An examination of the key role of library practitioners who work with young children
  • The importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork for professionals working with the early years
  • How to involve parents and caregivers by effectively demonstrating value for their culture, language, heritage and community
  • Practical guidance on setting up and running preschool library services, with suggested activities and tips to promote books
  • Ways to use digital media