MGOL during COVID-19


Once again, children’s librarians have used their wonderful creative abilities to serve children and families, even amidst this health crisis. Since families cannot come to the library for MGOL programs, the librarians are bringing the programs to them!

For these uncertain times, I have created a new page on my website: MGOL at Home. There, you can link to many of the MGOL programs taking place online for children around the country. You can also see first hand how MGOL can be easily modified to fit the talents and interests of the facilitator. You will recognize the program, but see how widely it can vary!

Here is just one of many MGOL programs at home, done by Tara at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Iowa.

About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.