Family Engagement

ALA offers free Library Card Sign-up Month tools to promote the power of a library card

CHICAGO – During Library Card Sign-up Month, the American Library Association (ALA) and librarians across the country will remind students, parents, and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Each September, ALA and libraries around the nation celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card provides access to technology, multimedia content. and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities. Libraries provide people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions.

Celebraciones del 25to aniversario del “Día” resaltarán diversidad, cultura y alfabetismo

CHICAGO – El próximo 30 de abril, cientos de bibliotecas de todo el país celebrarán el 25to aniversario del “Día”. Esta iniciativa, reconocida nacionalmente, enfatiza la importancia del alfabetismo para todos los niños de todas las procedencias, vinculando a niños y familias con libros multiculturales, cuentos y otros recursos bibliotecarios.

Día 25th anniversary celebrations to highlight diversity, culture, and literacy

CHICAGO – On April 30, hundreds of libraries nationwide will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Día. This nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds by linking children and families to multicultural books, stories, and other library resources. 

PLA’s 2021 early literacy calendars now available

CHICAGO – For the third year in a row, the Public Library Association (PLA) has developed and released an Early Literacy Calendar, featuring daily literacy-building activities that libraries can share with families in their community.

Now available: Library Card Sign-up Month artwork starring Toy Story 4 characters

CHICAGO – As Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month, “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are appearing in print and digital graphics to promote the value of a library card. The “Toy Story 4” crew is also being featured in customizable library card artwork.

PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers.

Newest PLA 'Quick Reads' book offers guidance for library service to teenage parents

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has added a new publication to its collection of resources that are available free of charge to all PLA personal members in good standing. Teaching Early Literacy to Teen Parents is the seventh installment in the Association’s “Quick Reads for Busy Librarians” series.