Family, school, and community engagement is an ongoing partnership among everyone in a child’s life, including caregivers, teachers, and adults in the community outside of schools. In this webinar we will take a deep dive into one vital community partner – librarians.
Libraries are free and trusted institutions in nearly every community that offer a wide range of learning resources for the entire family from books and digital media to STEM workshops, homework clubs, reading circles, and adult learning classes. Our panel of librarians and family and library engagement researchers will discuss what family-school-library partnerships can look like, and how they bring about equity for children’s learning and communities as a whole. The webinar is based on the recently published book A Librarian’s Guide to Engaging Families in Learning and will draw out ideas and themes covered in the book to support these important community collaborations.