Calling all creative, community and family minded librarians and teachers!  Have you developed an innovative community-led, family literacy, or intergenerational program?  This event could be happening in your facility, or as an outreach initiative. If a great program comes to mind, we are inviting you to share the idea and submit it to be considered for publication.


Programs selected for inclusion will contain several of the following criteria:


·         Engaged youth

·         Literacy connection

·         Involvement by/with the local community

·         Involvement of support networks (i.e. parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, mentors)

·         Opportunities for cultural or intergenerational exchange

·         Accessibility for libraries of all sizes, budgets, staffing levels

·         Innovation or uniqueness


Beth Maddigan, Education Librarian for Memorial University of Newfoundland – [log in to unmask] - and Susan Bloos, Manager of the Forest Heights Community Library in Kitchener, Ontario – [log in to unmask] – are building a treasury of great programs and best practices for community and family engagement in libraries and schools. Share details about your program or event and inspire others! 


To be considered for the treasury, please complete the submission form linked below by April 30, 2012:

Only those with submissions chosen for inclusion will be contacted.  Thanks so much for sharing!


Missed out on the Education Institute session on this topic? Watch it here:



Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

Ontario Library Association
T 416.363.3388 x.230 | T 866.873.9867 | C 647.286.9780