Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide

Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide

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Gough, Feehan, and Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections and leading grandfamily programming in several states and put it in this easy to use guide.
They share the successes and failures of existing programs so other librarians can hit the ground running rather than trudge through a time-consuming and costly period of trial-and-error. It’s a lot more efficient to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to make your own.

The target population, grandfamilies, and most specifically, grandparents raising grandchildren have become a statistically-significant group worthy of attention in many communities but library practitioners may not have explored further due to a lack of resources and money.

Special features include:

  • List of Web resources (government agencies, support groups, etc.)
  • List of grants and funding opportunities
  • Sample grant applications
  • List of possible community partners for the library
  • Sample surveys or some tactic for getting to know the needs of one’s target population
  • Sample marketing plans
  • Sample promotional materials
  • Sample activity sheets
  • Sample release forms, etc.

With this practical and comprehensive guide, your library will be ready to jumpstart or easily expand a stellar program for the grandfamilies in your community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810887640
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Sarah Gough is Programs and Partnerships Librarian for Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Pat Feehan is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

Denise Lyons is the Director of Library Development at the South Carolina State Library located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Denise Lyons
Chapter 1: Grandfamilies: Understanding the Issue
Chapter 2: Benefits of Having a Grandfamily Resource Center
Chapter 3: Challenges of Developing a Grandfamily Resource Center
Chapter 4: D-I-Y
Chapter 5: Model Programs
Chapter 6: Parting Words
Appendix A: Grandfamily Resource Center Bibliography: Resources for Grandfamilies
Appendix B: Planning & Curriculum Resources
Appendix C: Online Resources
Appendix D: Promotion and Publicity Resources

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