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Leading Learning

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.

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

The Bubbler: Participatory Community Learning
Madison Public Library, WI

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

Delivering Early Literacy Resources to Remote Alaska
Anchorage Public Library, AK

Emergent Readers Program
Dallas Public Library, TX

Fayette County Cemeteries Map
Lexington Public Library, KY

Freedom Readers -- Building Community One Reader at a Time
Sacramento Public Library, CA

Here Comes Kindergarten
Richland Library, SC

How to Be a Cultural Navigator @ Your Library
Hartford Public Library, CT

The Learning Continuum
Hartford Public Library, CT

Limitless Libraries
Nashville Public Library, TN

Reading Lounges: A New Model for Summer Reading Outreach
Milwaukee Public Library, WI

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

Sensory Storytime for Special Needs Adults
Durham County Library, NC

Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons
Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Gwinnett County Public Library, GA

Teen Summer Challenge: Gamification
Pierce County Library System, WA

Touchable TaleSpinner
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC

Transforming Library Storytimes for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges
Tulsa City-County Library, OK

Traveling Daycare Storytime
Lexington Public Library, KY

Winter Learning Challenge
Chicago Public Library, IL

Xenos Isle Language Learning Game
Boston Public Library, MA