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Growing Readers at Storytime: A critical analysis of Canadian library website content about early literacy

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  • Cc. User Categories: Children
  • Young People
  • Social Groups.
  • Ce. Literacy.
  • Cf. Reading And Story Telling.


Public library websites can provide important information about storytimes and other early literacy content for parents of young children. This presentation will summarize an academic study of 20 urban Canadian libraries’ web content aimed at parents of young children. The researcher sought evidence that libraries reflect diversity through their web content about early literacy. The results of the study suggest that libraries are not using their websites to their full potential to promote and support early literacy within diverse communities. By using examples of text and images taken from the data she gathered, the presenter will emphasize a number of recommendations for public libraries to consider.

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