Workshop registration

What does play look like at the library? How does research support and inform how we plan for and interact with young children and their families at the library? Through engaging and playful experiences and discussions, participants will learn about the role libraries play in building young brains through play. This half-day experience will be an active, hands-on opportunity for librarians across the state to come together to explore libraries as brain-building powerhouses.

Through activities, demonstrations, interactive learning and classroom teaching, participants will develop understandings of the components of play, the role of play in early childhood development, and how to integrate various types of play into library programs, services and facilities. Participants will leave knowing how to support playful learning in libraries and how to use playful learning as a tool for developing early literacy skills and early childhood indicators of progress.

Wednesday, November 20, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anoka- Centennial Library
100 Civic Heights Circle
Circle Pines, MN 55014

Please contact Jen Nelson at or 651-582-8791 with any questions.

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* 1. Register for The Power of Play: Building 21st Century Skills

This workshop is made possible, in part, by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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* 2. Would you like to be notified about other professional development opportunities provided by State Library Services?

Thank you.