Libraries: It’s a Family Thing

Recently the Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association partnered for a project entitled, “Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s a Family Thing. This project included an assessment of the public library field, creation of a Learning Community to share program ideas, and presentation of a well-attended program at PLA 2016 Conference.

The PLA Task Force on Family Engagement truly believes that Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s a Family Thing will result in new and improved library practices that will serve all families more effectively.

The Cordova Public Library agrees, and we too are working to change the way we engage with entire families including those that are increasingly diverse –linguistically and culturally.

After all, family engagement is no longer just about how families are involved in schools – it is much broader. Children and youth learn anywhere, anytime – not just in school. They thrive when they explore and discover things they are curious about, whether it’s in school, at home, in libraries and museums, during afterschool programs and in parks and recreations activities. When families connect with children in these various learning spaces, they are building a pathway for lifelong learning.

The Cordova Public Library is open:

Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m-8 p.m.


Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

Join us for our afterschool activities at your library. 

Pokemon Club

4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Board Game Palooza

3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays


After School Art (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

3-4 p.m. Fridays


Library Board Meeting

Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

In the library by the fireplace