DuBois Public Library Offers New Resources to Families
The year 2010 was a good one for the children and families of the City of DuBois and Sandy Township and surrounding areas. Through a federal grant from Library Services and Technology Act Preschool Connections, the DuBois Public Library received materials, furnishings, and staff training to enhance service to our preschool population. The LSTA grant generously provided $2500 to winning libraries to improve materials and services available for children ages 6 months through 5 years old.
The children’s librarian, Chris Meier, and Rebecca McTavish, the library director, evaluated the Children’s Department then selected a variety of furnishings and materials to enhance the library experience of children and families. The additions to the department included:
The staff-training component facilitated the redevelopment of programming for preschool children and recommended additional materials and resources to complement the story books already used such as puppets, big books, and flannel boards.