Helping Parents in a Pinch: An Academic Library Becomes More Family-Friendly
Gammons, Rachel and Kelsey Corlett-Rivera. “Helping Parents in a Pinch: An Academic Library Becomes More Family-Friendly.” American Libraries 51, no. 3/4 (March/April, 2020).
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Children are present in many types of libraries—not just the public variety. The expense and difficulties of arranging childcare mean that even academic library patrons often need to bring young ones along when studying or browsing the stacks. Now, through the creation of a family study space and other amenities, the University of Maryland Libraries has made it easier for parents, caregivers, and children to visit.