Youth Programs Support

Here are just some of the projects and activities that we have been able to help with that support library services for the youth of Davie County. We plan to continue to provide items we have committed to in the past, and to expand what we are able to do:

Youth & Early Learning…

  • Puzzles and quiet activities for young children at the library tables
  • White board at the computer area
  • Easter, Christmas and Halloween Candy
  • Parade Fee
  • Special Summer Reading Program treats
  • CD’s for the children’s section
  • Re-upholstering the chairs in the children’s section
  • Summer Movies
  • AWE and HatchPad (Special iPad Learning Suite) for early Readers at the Cooleemee Branch
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Our library gets better all the time, thanks to the hard work of our librarians and the Friends of the Library!

Teens and Older Youth…

  • Teen Tech Night Giveaway- Nook
  • Audio Equipment for the Auditorium
  • iPad for use with the Ready Animator Station

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Goals for the Future…

In the new year, our goal is to continue to support the goals in our Library’s Strategic Initiative for 2012-2015 and to expand them each year to help them reach these worthy goals.

Specifically working with the library in the areas of …

  • Technology for Early Learning
  • Increasing Awareness of Cooleemee Library Services
  • Provide Literacy Resources as Needed
  • Help with Staff and Patron Training to Use New Technologies
  • Continue to Provide Monies to Expand Educational CD’s
  • Encourage Teen Volunteers
  • Provide E-readers as We Are Able
  • Continue to Provide Prizes, Candy and Refreshments for Celebrations as Needed
  • Sponsoring a Writer’s Meet up Group
  • Sponsoring and Organizing an Author’s Talk for Children and Adults

Current needs in our youth department include some items you can find on the Library Wishlist which is online  and allows you to help the library purchase those items.

Your donations are tax-deductible:

Hatch Pads for Early Learning

Icard to Purchase Apps for the Hatch Pads

CD’s & DVD’s to Add to the Educational DVD’s Collection and Audio Books Collection

The F.O.L. budget plans for regular expenditures each year for library staff encouragement, adult needs, youth/teen programs, and updated technology,  as well as for the future plans of the library based on the information and requests we receive from our Library Director, Jane McAllister.

 

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