Resources for Serving Special Needs Families

April 24, 2015

New ALSC Toolkit Available 

Looking for new and inspired ways to reach children with special needs and their families?  Look no further than Library Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers: A Toolkit for Librarians and Library Workers.


This toolkit is designed to help you develop and enhance library services to special populations of children and families.  It is the culmination of a yearlong project by the ALSC committee, Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers.  It covers a variety of special populations including home school families and Spanish-speaking families. For each special population, you will find a brief introduction; subject headings and keywords for catalog and online searching; resources for further study including organizations, online and print resources; subject matter experts within the library community; and examples of existing partnerships between libraries and community organizations.  Click here to access the toolkit!

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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