ULC, NCFL Release New Leadership Brief on Family Learning in Libraries

May 11th, 2016

Libraries Supporting Family LearningULC is excited to announce the release of our newest Leadership Brief, Libraries Supporting Family Learning, which builds on our partnership with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to increase awareness of the role that libraries play in creating opportunities for families to learn together.

With its sustained commitment to a lifetime of learning and its stature as a trusted community hub, there is no better resource for families learning together than the public library. Libraries Supporting Family Learning explores how learning environments with engaged families can improve education outcomes and includes five action strategies that libraries can implement to expand these opportunities in their communities. This Leadership Brief can be used with school and early childhood educators, business and community leaders, as well as elected officials who may not understand the special role libraries serve in helping young parents and family members become their children's first and best teacher.

Libraries Supporting Family Learning highlights successful family learning initiatives led by ULC members Fort Worth Library, Nashville Public Library, Richmond Public Library, San Mateo County Libraries, Calgary Public Library, Madison Public Library and Providence Public Library.

Read NCFL's Hotspot for Families Learning blog to learn more about the publication. Visit the ULC Publications page to download Libraries Supporting Family Learning and other ULC publications.