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National Family Service Learning Week: Sept. 12-16

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This week, Members of Congress, led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate, and Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) in the House of Representatives, declared the week beginning on September 12, 2016, as “National Family Service Learning Week.” Family Service Learning is the National Center… Read more »

#GiveLocalLou | Support NCFL on Thursday, Sept. 15

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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, September 15, NCFL is pleased to participate in the Give Local Louisville fundraiser, a 24-hour online campaign to help fund Louisville, Kentucky, nonprofits. Here in NCFL’s hometown, we’re expanding our NCFL Family Learning program that’s proven successful in over 100 communities around the nation. This is a one-day-only giving campaign that,… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis brings science to life at Ky. library

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Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Youth and Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp… Read more »

Survey: How Do Teachers Use Wonderopolis?

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NCFL and Wonderopolis need your input! Educators like you have played a critical role in making Wonderopolis what it is today, and we’re asking for a few minutes of your time to help make Wonderopolis even better—more useful for you, and more engaging for learners of all ages. We invite you to complete an online… Read more »

10 reasons to register now for the 2016 Families Learning Summit 

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This year’s Families Learning Summit will bring two-generation family engagement to life for hundreds of attendees on October 17-19, 2016, in Detroit, Mich. We’ve hand-picked sessions and speakers covering everything from early literacy to adult education, and digital learning to community coalitions and family engagement research. Whether you’re a veteran attendee or new to the Summit,… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis at LFPL: “This was the best camp ever!”

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Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Youth and Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis comes “Alive!” at Pottsboro Library

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Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Youth and Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp… Read more »

McBride Memorial Library families get hands-on at Camp Wonderopolis

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Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Youth and Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp Wonderopolis tracks online. In this guest blog post, McBride… Read more »

CAP Tulsa awarded Innovation Grant from the National Literacy Directory

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Community Action Project of Tulsa County (Okla.) was recently selected to receive a National Literacy Directory Innovation Grant for its successful and innovative approach to two-generation programming. CAP Tulsa’s mission is to help young children in lower-income families grow up and achieve economic success through services tailored to meet individual family needs. Each year, CAP serves 2,300… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis @ Prospect Community Library

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Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Youth and Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six… Read more »