A How-To and Why-To Guide
As a graduate student at the school of Library and
Information Science at the University of Illinois, I had the opportunity to do a practicum, which entails 100 hours of work at an information center (usually a library) and completing a project that will be of
service to the organization.
I was fortunate to have a practicum in the Children's Department of the
Urbana Free Library, which has been ranked in the top one percent of American Public Libraries in a recent edition of American Libraries. This site is a forum for sharing the findings I made through my practicum project, creating and executing a series of five half-hour programs for children ages six to twenty-four months.
Purposes of this guide:
- To collect quality resources for librarians creating programs for 6-24 month olds
- To share my experience of doing programming for babies
- To add to a growing dialogue about the purposes of babies' programs
- To share a number of structural ideas about composing these programs, and
- To make available a series of example programs
This page was created by Kate McDowell, Children's
Librarian at The Urbana Free Library, and you can
reach me by email at: mcdowell [at] katemcdowell.com
updated August, 2006