UPDATE March 3, 2022
POSTPONED TO 2023 PLAY CONFERENCE
The US Play Coalition is partnering with Let’s Move in Libraries to create “Libraries, Learning & PLAY,” one of our Play Forums for the 2023 Conference on the Value of Play.
“Play is a vital part of lifelong learning, and public libraries are community-based lifelong learning institutions,” says Noah Lenstra, PhD, Director of Let’s Move in Libraries.
“Libraries, Learning & PLAY” will feature exemplars, case studies, best practices, lessons learned and big ideas. Learn how play is supported in public libraries and consider how to most effectively collaborate with librarians at local, state, and national levels to advance play goals. Sessions will include topics such as:
- Museums and Libraries: Closing the Gap!
- The PlayBrary!
- Nature Smart Libraries, Outdoor Play, and Learning
- “Checking out” Play
- …and more!
Details to come, so stay tuned!
The Conference on the VALUE of Play
The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, park and recreation professionals, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond. The 2022 IN PERSON Conference on the Value of Play: THE NATURE OF PLAY explores play across the lifespan, play in the workplace, play in the classroom and address universal issues of access, equity, inclusion and more.