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Family Homelessness and Libraries

  • April 23, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of family homelessness and will detail the ways libraries can support children and families in homeless situations. Widespread economic instability and high rates of eviction over the past year have again increased the likelihood that children and families will experience homelessness, especially as restrictions and protections begin to lift. Within this context, libraries can serve as a key support and community resource for children and parents whose housing is unstable. This webinar will provide practical tips for connecting with local schools, shelters, and other community organizations to understand the nature of family homelessness in your community and to reach families where they are. I will also address the range of services and programming options that you can offer, how to address barriers to creating and sustaining these services, and how to leverage these activities to advocate for families and for libraries.

Presented by Vikki C. Terrile, Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College CUNY

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

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627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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