MoLib 2006: The Library and the Community




The Library and the Community

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Presented by Vera Florea, Springfield-Greene County Library
10:00-10:45, Thursday October 5, 2006

This session immediately followed a Make it and Take it session for children’s librarians, so we met a few friends who were leaving with their plant-pot bells and their paper plate bean shakers. It looked like their session was great fun.

Vera Florea discussed several of the different projects the Springfield library carried out with other organizations. Some of the collaborations were with Friends of the Library, Parents as Teachers, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, the school district’s summer school program, house of hope, and their parks and recreation department. She said library outreach is important because children can’t get themselves to the library.

Some of the projects were family reading bags, a wee read program, stories to go, and discovery bags. I will discuss them in another post.