Tyson Library received a $2,000 grant at the end of October from the PNC Foundation. These funds will help us launch several new projects and programs for our young patrons.
“We are so excited for the opportunities provided for us by the PNC Foundation grant. The items that we will be able to purchase for our Story Time and our children’s programming are much appreciated,” said Children’s and Teen Programming Coordinator Aly Wright. “We look forward to being able to offer Storytime Kits and Interactive Book Kits for our elementary students that this money will help us do, along with helping with other children’s programs and needs.”
One new program this recent grant will allow us to host will be with the Kids Discovery Factory of Batesville for our school-aged patrons. So, follow us on Facebook and remember to check back here later for more information as we work to get this on our calendar.
The other needs Ms. Aly mentioned include updating our board book shelving in the Children’s Area. Tyson Library Director Margaret Marcy and Ms. Aly are in the early planning stages of this project now.
Board books are an important part of our collection as they are often the first books families enjoy together. Their durable pages allow children to enjoy looking at and flipping through the pages, sometimes before they are even toddlers. We are hoping to update our current setup with something more engaging and accessible for children of all ages.
“The storytime and book kits are just the beginning of a larger collection we are hoping to build for our community,” said Adult Programming Coordinator Tali Crowe. “We are planning to offer a ‘Library of Things’ that will include many non-traditional items that you can check out from the library.”
The staff are still working on what we want to include in our Library of Things, but so far we know it will include storytime and book kits, craft kits, baking tools, and much more. Please leave us a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas of items we could include in our local Library of Things.
And, be sure to check back here for more information about these projects and more. There’s always something exciting going on at your local library!