Learning is family affair at Broomfield library is a recent article in a local Colorado newspaper.
Here’s how it begins:
The sign on the door says the library is for kids, but at Broomfield’s Children’s Library, reading is a family affair.
In addition to putting beloved books in the hands of children, the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is one of 28 across the country that is part of grant that is helping librarians with a long-term goal: Getting parents to become children’s first literacy teachers.
The Family Place Libraries grant — from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to Middle Country Public Library in New York, which is working with libraries in seven states — supports an initiative that provides literacy programs for entire families, not just children.