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Learning: Birth Through Teens

Learning: Birth Through Teens

Innovations in child/parent/family learning; sensory and early childhood literacies; STEM/STEAM; summer learning; learning labs; maker spaces; partnerships for children’s education.

2017 Top Innovator
Summer Dare Everywhere
Cedar Rapids Public Library, Iowa

2017 Honorable Mention
Big Lift Inspiring Summers: Ending the Summer Slide 
San Mateo County Libraries, California

Ready to Read Railroad
Frisco Public Library

Sensory Browsing Hour Sundays
Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia

San Antonio Mini Maker Faire
San Antonio Public Library, Texas

Family STEM Nights: Outreach
San Antonio Public Library, Texas

Little Read Wagon: Reading from the Heart
San Antonio Public Library, Texas

Partnerships with Bilingual School Professionals
Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia

One Student, One School & One Library Card at a Time
Montgomery County Public Libraries, Maryland

Six-week Summer Program for Elementary Students
Salt Lake County Library Services, Utah

Maker Kits & Teacher Education
Madison Public Library, Wisconsin

Family Literacy Fun with New Americans
Springfield City Library, Massachusetts

Make-HER: STEM for Mothers and Daughters
Sunnyvale Public Library, California

Brooklyn Connections
Brooklyn Public Library, New York

Play Café
Oakland Public Library, California

Summer Success: Supporting Life Skills with Books
Richmond Public Library, Virginia

Do Space Summer Passport
Do Space, Nebraska

DiscoverREAD Rich Learning Environments
Memphis Public Library and Information Center, Tennessee

STEM Programming Series for Tots and Preschoolers
Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia

Early Literacy Initiative
El Paso Public Library, Texas

Juvenile Probation Literacy Initiative
Harris County Library, Texas

Book Buddies
Harris County Library, Texas

LAPD Read Along
Los Angeles Public Library, California

Re-Imagining Services and Programs for School Age Kids
Toronto Public Library, Ontario

MākMō Mobile Makerspaces
County of Los Angeles Public Library, California

Compton Turns the Tables: The DJ Lab
County of Los Angeles Public Library, California

Worth Reading
Fort Worth Library, Texas

Sphero Code Club
Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia

The Kids are Alright, Family Friendly Music Series
Portland Public Library, Maine

Books & Food for Kids Backpacks
Pioneer Library System, Oklahoma

Storytellers Without Borders
Dallas Public Library, Texas

Spring into STEAM
San Diego Public Library, California

Parenting Teens' Program
Hennepin County Library, Minnesota

Kindergarten Prep
St. Louis County Library, Missouri

Information Literacy Instruction Program
Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Go For Launch!
Durham County Library, North Carolina

FOG Readers: Closing the Reading Gap at SFPL
San Francisco Public Library, California

Teens, Tabletop Games & 21st Century Learning
Kansas City Public Library, Missouri

BOOMbox: Informal STEAM Learning
Skokie Public Library, Illinois

Helping Readers Reach the Library
Wichita Public Library, Kansas

Serving New Immigrant High School Teens 
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Illinois

Grow-a-Reader:Read While You Wait & Learn Together
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Washington

Love Them Out Loud
Dayton Metro Library, Ohio

30,000 Students, 650 Field Trips, 1 Library 
Jacksonville Public Library, Florida

Kindergarten Gear-Up 
San Diego County Library, California

Learn & Play Bus Drives School Readiness Goal
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas

Traveling Treasures
Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania