Mother Goose Programs

For over 25 years the Vermont Center for the Book has not only helped change the lives of thousands of young children and their families, but it has empowered librarians, teachers and child-care providers to use picture books, conversation, and standards-based activities to transform the learning lives of thousands of young children all over the country.

How do we do this?  In short, with our Mother Goose Programs, we’ve put into practice what children’s librarians have always known:  You can use a picture book to talk about—and learn about—virtually anything.

We are proud to be one of 50 state Centers for the Book, affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

What’s new?
Here are the new Red Clover Award Nominees for 2017-2018! What’s the Red Clover Award and how do Vermont students prepare to vote for their favorites? Here’s what they do at Underhill ID School in Chittenden County.

We are partnering with the Vermont Department of Libraries on a new VELI-STEM project, which is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Twenty-five Vermont libraries are participating in this three-year project. The second-year training conference will take place on April 24 and 25, 2017.

This year’s Red Clover Award winner is Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. Here is the final 2016 Red Clover Book Award vote tally.

We’ve posted activities for all of this year’s nominees here. Send in your Tally sheet no later than April 24 or vote online here.

Are you looking for more activities and other Red Clover Award resources? Library media specialists (and Red Clover committee members) Carol Scrimgeour and Carrie Speranza have put together an excellent Red Clover program resource for all educators. Be sure to visit their Red Clover Award website when you have a chance.