Children and libraries

Practical training on successful library provision for children from birth to eleven.

Anne's courses explore:

  • the role and value of children’s services
  • educational development, with a focus on language and literacy
  • policies and practices to help children and support their reading
  • planning for effective service delivery

Participants can expect to gain:

  • more awareness of the current and future role of children’s services
  • greater understanding of children’s and young people’s needs
  • more insight into the inter-relationships between home, pre-school, school and library provision
  • increased confidence when helping children, parents and carers
  • extra ideas for family-friendly libraries and effective and continuing library use
  • new strategies for nurturing literacy and encouraging reading enjoyment

Anne provides training for individual library services and for regional library bodies. She adapts every course to local circumstances and needs, and offers face-to-face and online options.

Participants receive extensive information packs.

What people say about this training

Extremely powerful.

Very comprehensive. Looked at where the service is now and where we want to be in the future, strategies to achieve this and resources required.

The information and the tasks we were given were useful and effective at building confidence and knowledge.

I’ve walked away with lots of ideas on how to improve the service. Looking forward to putting these ideas and discussions into practice.

A useful way of refreshing our thinking and encouraging us to act.

Very eye-opening. It has been incredibly encouraging to see that there are so many things we can do to improve children’s services. I feel excited.

I really enjoyed this training. It was delivered very well, and made me think about my own library, what I do well and how I can improve.

I loved how friendly and enthusiastic the trainer, Anne, was and how she really knew her stuff and cared about what she was saying.

Will make me look at my priorities and the way I will develop services in the future.

I feel I would like to go straight out into the shopping precinct and promote the Library Service.

The course made me a lot more confident about running the children’s service, and more informed about why our work is important and beneficial.

Excellent. Very thought provoking. Very beneficial. Highly recommended!