Babies and young children learn through play. It is their source for information about the world. As part of the the Rancho Cucamonga Library’s mission to foster life-long learning, we now offer opportunities for young children to play while building skills for learning and literacy in all stages of life.
In the spring of 2010, we welcomed the first Play and Learn Islands™ to the libraries, providing a new and unique way to bring play and learning to the youngest members of our community.
The themes of the Play and Learn Islands™ include "Discovery Dig", "Big Build", "IlluminART" and Healthy RC. They incorporate problem solving, sorting, sharing, early literacy skills, design and testing, and collaboration. Their colorful design, scale and varied activities appeal to a range of ages, encouraging families to play and explore together, while they imagine, discover, create, and bring learning to life.
The Play and Learn Islands™ are stationed in the children’s rooms of both libraries and travel to special library and community events. More Play and Learn Islands™ will be debuting in the future, so keep an eye out. Join us at the library to dig, build, create, play and learn!
Interested in purchasing a Play and Learn Island™ for your library or school?
The Play and Learn Islands™ are made possible through the support of a Library Services Technology Act Grant from the California State Library and a generous donation from the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation.
View printable flyers:
Watch the Play in the Library webinar (Right click the link, "Save target as" to download)
Download the Play in the Library slides and references
Bring educational play to your library with a Play and Learn Island™. Contact the Rancho Cucamonga Library for a quote. Volume discounts may be available.
|Harvard Kennedy School Bright Ideas Award 2012|