From our Program Venture Fund: Community Liaisons $5,000
In order to address these challenges, the Madison Public Library Youth Services department would like to develop a corps of early literacy community liaisons that would help to expand the library’s reach into these non-English speaking communities. In the initial pilot, the library would choose 5 community members (at least 3 who are from the Spanish-speaking community and one Hmong) to receive 16 hours of training on early literacy, child development, children’s literature, library resources, and performing developmentally appropriate storytimes. For this initial group of community liaisons, the library will approach community members with whom we already have relationships or who come highly recommended by trusted community partners. After successful completion of this training, the community members will perform a 10-week storytime series at either a neighborhood library or a community center/neighborhood gathering place as an official contractor with the library. Efforts will be made to include book checkout and library card sign-up at each of these locations, as well.← More Annual Fund Grants
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