Library Advocacy & Lobbying: Take your child to the library day (USA)

WallaceRabbitsLogo_webTake your child to the library day is a grassroots advocacy program started in 2011 by Nadine Lipman, a children’s librarian in Waterford, Connecticut. This program does exactly what it says in it’s name – provides a rallying point for encouraging local communities to bring their children to the library. This program has grown dramatically over the last 5 years and now includes over 470 libraries across the USA, Canada and one enthusiastic library in Germany.

This program is doing an excellent job connecting the local community with their libraries and just last week it was announced that it had won the Connecticut Library Association’s Faith Hektoen Outstanding Program Award for 2014. Want to know more? You can check out their blog and their Pinterest for ideas and photos or visit the Connecticut Library Consortium website for all the official resources.

 

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