Play and Learn Islands™ developed by Rancho Cucamonga Public Library
Califa is thrilled that we are able to make Rancho Cucamongs Public Library's popular
Play and Learn Islands™ available to our membership. Originally developed with an LSTA grant
and a generous donation from the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation, many of you have seen
the Play and Learn Islands™ at the California Library Association conferences, and wondered how to get one for your library. Now, through a partnership with Califa,
Rancho Cucamonga is able to provide Play and Learn Islands™ to libraries who wish to purchase one.
Babies and young children learn through play. It is their source for information about the world.
The Library fosters life-long learning and now offers opportunities for children to play and
learn - building skills for learning and literacy in all stages of life.
Play and Learn Islands™ provide a unique way to bring play and learning to the
youngest members of our community.
Play and Learn Islands™ are found in the children’s rooms of both the Archibald and Paul A. Biane libraries, and at special library and community events. In late 2010 second generation Play and Learn Islands™ became available for libraries across California to borrow. LSTA grant funds and the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Foundation provided for construction of a mobile Play and Learn Island™ that incorporates both the build and dig platforms in one. Grant funds provide for shipping the Play and Learn Islands™ to borrowing libraries. As of March 2012 thirty libraries have enjoyed a Play and Learn Island™.
Watch the Play in the Library webinar (Right click the link, "Save target as" to download)
Download the Play in the Library webinar slides and references
Bring educational play to your library with a Play and Learn Island™. Contact Heather Teysko for a quote. Volume discounts may be available.
The lowest prices are available to Califa members. Non-Califa members may order the Play and Learn Islands™ but will pay a non-Califa-member
The Califa project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian