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Document Number: 5913

New on the Shelf: Teens in the Library - The Wallace Foundation launched the Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development (PLPYD) in 1999 to support the development of models of public library systems that would provide high-quality educational enrichment and career development programs for underserved low-income teenagers and children. This paper summarizes the findings of a four-year evaluation of the PLPYD initiative, and discusses the potential benefits for teens, libraries and communities. (Julie Spielberger, Carol Horton and Lisa Michels, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, 2004) ...

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