STEM: All Hands on Tech – Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play with Books and Apps

Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.

Snow Crash

Have you ever heard of the word avatar?  Not the movie, or the TV show but in a video game, or on a computer where you have  “your avatar”?  Neal … Continued

Library Databases for School Projects and More

It’s a new school year and that means research, science projects and homework. You can find a wealth of information on the Library’s databases, as well as homework help. Read on to learn more.

Innovation Week: Sharing the Delights of Old Books

In the Collection, Preservation & Access Department, we are delighted daily by the craftsmanship and the intricate details of the art of bookbinding. But all these delights have been confined to our little attic lab. So how can we share them with you, our patrons? Recently, CP&A applied for and was awarded a 2016 Innovation Grant with the goal to create an online and in-person exhibit that shares some elements of historic bookbinding found in CLP’s collection.

Innovation Week: Play and Learn with Virtual Reality in the Library!

For my Innovation Grant, Virtual Discover, I was able to purchase virtual reality equipment to help introduce patrons and staff to its magic. I wanted to offer a new and exciting tool for learning and developing skills, exploring places like our solar system and oceans, and getting people excited for the future.