Leading Learning

Libraries are the center of lifelong learning in local communities. They provide a continuum of programs and services that begin in early childhood. These programs continue through school-age years and young adulthood, eventually helping people through the gateways of higher and continuing education. The ultimate goal of these programs is to provide informal learning activities that continuously enrich people’s lives.

This category recognizes innovations in early childhood learning; after-school and summer learning programs; partnering with schools and school districts; engaging teens and young adults; as well as educational and enrichment programs that promote lifelong learning, including adult/family and English as a Second Language services.

hiTech2013 Top Innovator
hiTech: The Road to a STEM Career >
Howard County Library System, MD

2013 Honorable Mention
Integrating STEM into Library Technology Classes
and Youth Programs >

Orange County Library System, FL

Best Buy Teen Tech Center ›
Hennepin County Library, MN
Book a Trainer (BAT) ›
St. Louis County Library, MO
Canadian Oil Sands Math Minds ›
Calgary Public Library, AB
Capturing Community Stories ›
Sacramento Public Library, CA
Community Learning Plaza ›
Denver Public Library, CO
Cupertino Library's Tech Toolbar ›
Santa Clara County Library, CA
Customer Service Checklist ›
Denver Public Library, CO
Emergent Readers Program ›
Dallas Public Library, TX
Fayette County Cemeteries Map ›
Lexington Public Library, KY
Here Comes Kindergarten ›
Richland Library, SC
The Learning Continuum ›
Hartford Public Library, CT
Limitless Libraries ›
Nashville Public Library, TN
Literacy = Dallas Public Library ›
Dallas Public Library, TX
Maker Day: Thinking in 3D  ›
Chattanooga Public Library, TN
Save the Earth HIVE Pop-Up San Francisco ›
San Francisco Public Library, CA
Science Cafe ›
Contra Costa County Library, CA
TechStudio ›
Gwinnett County Public Library, GA
Teen Summer Challenge: Gamification ›
Pierce County Library System, WA
Touchable TaleSpinner ›
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC
Traveling Daycare Storytime ›
Lexington Public Library, KY
Winter Learning Challenge  ›
Chicago Public Library, IL
Xenos Isle Language Learning Game ›
Boston Public Library, MA