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Reference and Resource List for Family Engagement in Libraries: A Design Thinking Activity

Family Involvement News: August 2016

Learn about the role of libraries in transforming family engagement and children’s learning and the latest family engagement research, resources, ideas, and conferences!

Family Engagement in Public Libraries Is Valued, but There Is Work to Be Done

Want to know what libraries around the country are doing to engage families? Find out in our national survey of family engagement in public libraries.

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement

Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association call for libraries to pull together with schools and community organizations to support family engagement.

Libraries Engaging Families: Reflections From the Public Library Association’s President

Public Library Association president Felton Thomas Jr. describes the vital role that libraries play in engaging families and supporting lifelong learning.

Harvard Family Research Project Resources: Family and Community Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten

Three Lessons in Developing a Systemic Approach to Family Engagement

Learn how the second-largest school district in California worked collaboratively to develop a systemic family engagement framework while putting family voice front and center.

How to Grow a Framework: Lessons From California

Collaborative in origin and in execution, the Family Engagement Framework is a synthesis of research, best practices, and the state and federal program requirements that include family engagement.

Transmedia Activities: Engaging Families to Improve Children's Early Mathematics Achievement

In this transmedia storytelling study, read how weekly parent support meetings for preschool mathematics achievement increased family engagement and improved preschool children’s mathematics knowledge and skills.

Family Involvement News: June 2016

Explore a variety of resources that inspire and promote innovative family engagement programming!

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project