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California’s Family Place Library Program

California’s Family Place Library Program. Bessie Condos, Gerry Maginnity, California State Library Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator, Family Place Libraries ™ Nancy Handy, Children’s Librarian, Middle Country Public Library Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Agenda. Introduction

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California’s Family Place Library Program

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  1. California’s Family Place Library Program Bessie Condos, Gerry Maginnity, California State Library Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator, Family Place Libraries™ Nancy Handy, Children’s Librarian, Middle Country Public Library Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  2. Agenda • Introduction • What is Family Place? • What is California Doing? • How Can You Participate? • How We’ll Know if the Program Made a Difference • Q & A

  3. What is California Doing? • Training Institute • Training children’s librarians and administrators

  4. What is California Doing?Program Objectives • 13 Family Place Centers will be established in participating libraries that encourage engagement between parents and children • Participating public libraries will establish at least 2 new community partnerships

  5. How Can You Participate?Overview • Competitive Application submitted to attend Family Place Training Institute • Successful applicants attend 3-day Family Place Training Institute in Los Angeles • Eligibility to apply for LSTA Implementation Grant for up to $15,000 • For more information, please check out Family Place info at www.library.ca.gov/grants/lsta/apply.html

  6. How Can You Participate?Commitment • Willingness and ability to put both staff time and funding toward the implementation of a family/early childhood center in one of your libraries. • Sending two people (an administrator and a children’s services staff member) to a 3-day Family Place Training Institute in Los Angeles, September 27-30, 2010. Travel expenses to Los Angeles and to the Training Center in Carson must be provided by applicants. Training fees, hotel accommodations and meals to be provided by the State Library.

  7. How Can You Participate?Commitment (continued) • Creating a family/early childhood space in the Children’s Services Area that will include toys, collections, furnishings that will be conducive to young children, parents and caregivers

  8. How Can You Participate?Training Application

  9. Training Application 3 elements • Basic Information • Evaluation Questions • Certification

  10. Training Application Element 1: Basic Information • Applicant Information • All of the basic contact information for you and your library

  11. Training ApplicationElement 2: Evaluation Questions • Describe why your library is interested in becoming a Family Place Library? • How would this program support your library’s strategic directions and needs of the community? • What types of library services are currently offered to parents and children ages 0-3, and include the number of staff who provide these services? • What current partnerships do you have that support families? • How will your library ensure that staffing and resources are provided to build success in your Family Place Program?

  12. Training Application Element 3: Certification • Each Library has to complete and sign the certification page • Be sure to review your application and to obtain the appropriate signatures before submitting

  13. Training Application Submission • WHAT: Submit original and 4 copies • HOW*: By hand, mail, fax, e-mail • WHEN: By 4:00 pm on Friday, June 25, 2010 • By Email*: send to Mickie Potter at lsta@library.ca.gov • For delivery service, the physical address is: 900 N Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, 95814

  14. Training Application Submission *If you email your application, you will need to mail the signed Element 3 certification page.The signature page must be received within 7 days of the emailed application.

  15. Timeline

  16. How We’ll Know If the Program Made a Difference?Statewide Evaluation • Development of local outcomes based on statewide outputs for Family Place Activities • Self-assessments of the library’s space, including furniture, programming, collection, and staff awareness of developmentally appropriate practice for children ages 0-3 • Short surveys of parents and caregivers with children ages 0-3 who attend Parent/Child Workshops and/or use the Family Place space to be administered twice during the grant year • Libraries may be asked to serve as sites for a more in-depth qualitative study during the year

  17. Questions? Please feel free to contact: Bessie Condos (916) 651-0981 bcondos@library.ca.gov California State Library Library Development Services Bureau P. O. Box 942837 Sacramento, CA 94237-0001

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