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Bethel Early Learning Center, WA

Learn how Bethel School District teamed up with Demco to develop an early learning center that features furnishings that are built to last.

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5 Library Services Here to Stay Post-Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries were forced to quickly adapt their services. These five new library services have proven to be so popular that many libraries are hoping to continue them post-pandemic.

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Engaging Animal Activities for Your Library Summer Reading Program

Are you looking for the purr-fect animal-themed activities for your summer reading program? Look no further. You’ll have a whale of a time sharing these toad-ally cool ideas for tracking reading, exploring genres, crafting critters, relieving stress, and more. It’ll be a summer they’ll remember fur-ever!

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Student, Staff, and Patron Safety for Schools and Libraries Idea Gallery

Keeping your students, staff, and patrons safe is a top priority. Explore this idea gallery for solutions that will help you prevent the spread of airborne pathogens, create safe spaces to work and learn, quickly disinfect materials, and remind others to practice healthy habits.

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Boost Social-Emotional Health with a Hygge Library Program

Your library has always been a place of comfort for your students and patrons. Now you can further support their social-emotional well-being by introducing them to the hygge way of living.

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Sun Prairie Public Library Teen Space, WI

See how Sun Prairie Public Library and Demco learning environment consultants created a teen space that's flexible and inviting.

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Which Library Services Should You Keep Post-Pandemic?

How you deliver library services has likely changed a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read how to evaluate what’s working and how to decide whether or not to continue those services post-pandemic.

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One Director’s Experience in Library Leadership During the Pandemic

In this episode of the Open Book Webcast, hear from Kimberly Young about her experience leading her library system’s strategic planning during the pandemic.

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Activity Calendars

Use these idea-filled children’s, teen, and adult calendars to plan your monthly programming, and give parents and caregivers daily activity tips with early literacy calendar handouts.

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