Saturday, May 10, 2008

Free Resources for Libraries from PBS Kids

What a wonderful program! Through a number of studies, the good people at PBS (WGBH here in the Boston area) have found that libraries are extremely effective community conveners.

(Well, we could have told them that!)

To that end, they have packed their website ( with wonderful outreach tools availabel free of charge to libraries. And we're not just talking about s few Arthur coloring sheets. They offer wonderful instructional curriculum ideas and support materials such as activity guides and event ideas. PBS is deeply committed to extending the value of their programming into the community and it shows. Mary Hegarty, representing the Community Outreach program at WGBH made her mission and the passion that drives it more than clear.

Especially in these times of deep budget cuts and lack of funding, it is nice to know that we have a place to turn to help us buffer our Children's Programming with some wonderful materials for kids and parents alike.

Definitely take the time to check out what they have to offer. And get involved too; PBS is always looking for focus groups and librarian input!!

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