Tailoring a portion of your library towards the needs of toddlers, preschoolers, and parents of infants is a complicated undertaking. Children’s librarianship involves much more than simply providing a good selection of books for children; creating an effective program for this user group requires specific experience and knowledge.
Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children covers all aspects of library service for preschoolers, including programming, collection management, policies and procedures, child development, dealing with caregivers, community partnerships and events, computer use, storytelling, creating a child-friendly children’s room, and working with special populations. This text is especially suited for new librarians or librarians in isolated communities, as it contains a plethora of useful hints, new ideas, and simple, helpful directions.
- Contains many successful suggestions from practicing children's librarians regarding weeding and programming for two-year-olds
- Includes a comprehensive bibliography and webliography of relevant reference resources, as well as books that are recommended specifically for preschoolers