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The Global Family Research Project has transformed the Ideabook: Libraries for Families into a living, digital compilation of research-based frameworks, practical tips and new ideas for public libraries, families and the greater community.

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In Constant Communication

Queens, NY is the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world, with as many as 800 languages spoken. Communication is key in this ecosystem’s quest to engage families.

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Serious Play: Innovative Early Childhood STEM as a Priority in Louisiana Children’s Museums

A panel of leaders from children’s museums and science centers in Louisiana and New Mexico discuss how they use play to engage families and build awareness around STEM from early ages. Each organization – Explora from STEM-NM, the Sci-Port Discovery Center, and Knock Knock Children’s Museum – presents an overview of work, a hands on activity that families in their home communities complete together and a gallery walk activity for session participants with six questions and prompts.

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