Connecting with Collections

Webinar July 26 1pm

Baby sitting on books laughing

“While other early childhood professionals acknowledge the importance of reading as part of the learning experience, only libraries open up a world of books, a lifetime’s supply of free reading materials and other resources. Public libraries are the only government-funded agency available to children from babyhood, providing year-round, free access to resources and services that support reading and literacy.” ALIA EARLY LITERACY FRAMEWORK AND STRATEGY FOR AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Register now for the next First 5 Forever webinar to hear colleagues from a variety of library services explore how they link collections to programming for young children and families.


  • What does collection development look like in your library?
  • How do frontline staff use collections to support programs
  • Ideas for staying up to date with what you’ve got access to and sharing this with families

The webinar will present practical ideas relevant to large and small library services.

When: Thursday July 26th
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Register now:

First 5 Forever one hour Webinars are designed specifically for library staff working directly with families and children under 5 years. State Library uses the GoToWebinar software.

More webinars will be released throughout the year with information and log in details uploaded to the PD calendar and sent via the First 5 Forever mailing list.

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