TITLE

Library Services to Children, Teens and Families Experiencing Homelessness

AUTHOR(S)
Terrile, Vikki C.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Urban Library Journal;Spring2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Families with children are one of the fastest growing homeless populations in the United States, but are often left out of public library discussions of services to the homeless. This article will explore the demographics and educational issues surrounding children and teens who are experiencing homelessness in order to make the case that library services specifically for them are necessary. It will also look at the role library programs and services for their parents can play in improving literacy skills within the family unit. In addition, the article will examine model library services to children, teens and families experiencing homeless gathered from librarians engaged in this work throughout the US.
ACCESSION #
60568932

 

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