Library’s new programs to benefit community

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is an overview of the new literacy initiative at the library. See upcoming issues for a more in-depth look at each of the three programs offered in the initiative: literacy at home, literacy in the library and literacy in the community. 

 

Hastings Memorial Library is pleased to announce that they have received a Youth Grant for Excellence from the Nebraska Library Commission to institute an Early Childhood Literacy Initiative in the community. 

Robin Quinn, Hastings Memorial Library director, explained that the main purpose of this project is to provide literacy resources and programming to children from newborn to 5 years old. 

“We want to provide opportunities to educate and assist caregivers, increase and develop literacy skills in children, and help to better prepare children for preschool and Kindergarten,” explained Quinn. 

The literacy initiative will have three main areas of focus: literacy at home, literacy in the library and literacy in the community.

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