Early Learning Public Library Partnership: A History
In 2007, a group of Washington State Library directors formed the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). The ELPLP worked to create awareness around the role public libraries play in early learning. Because of the organizations work and success, in 2017 Legislatures changed the Early Learning Advisory Council membership to include library representation. Though the ELPLP made great strides for libraries in the early learning world, there was little done to document those efforts. By documenting the creation and work of the ELPLP I hope to provide a point of reference and inspiration for others interested in early learning.