Los Angeles: UCI receives grant to study library youth programs

From The Orange County Register

“A $772,864 grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services will fund a UC Irvine evaluation of youth programs at libraries across the nation, the university announced.The project aims to improve the quality and quantity of “connected learning” opportunities, a term for educational programs driven by student interest, such as after-school sports, music, computer gaming programs, reading clubs and online coding camps.Researchers at UCI will evaluate youth programs offered by libraries to help them improve programming and expand youth offerings.”