Iowa Public Television Brings
New Library Resources to Centerville
IPTV will unveil a new Library Corner at the Drake Public Library
(Johnston, Iowa) – Kids spending time at the Drake Public Library will have new resources available to help promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills, thanks to a new Library Corner placed at the library by Iowa Public Television. The new IPTV Ready for School Library Corner will open as part of a children’s story time event at the library with activities and resources for kids and families.
Families are invited to attend the launch event:
Monday, February 8th 3:30 p.m. Drake Public Library, 115 Drake Avenue— Centerville, IA
The Library Corner creates a bright, fun-filled learning environment with age-appropriate materials for use by children, families and librarians. PBS KIDS DVDs, Martha Speaks Read Aloud books and resources, a colorful banner featuring PBS KIDS characters, a Peg + Cat standing character, a colorful rug and more, all help to create an inviting space for children. Online resources include PBS KIDS Lab, a website with more than 140 games and hands-on activities that help to build early math and literacy skills.
“We’re pleased to expand these Library Corners to another location in Iowa,” said Terry Rinehart, Director of Educational Services at Iowa Public Television. “With this Library Corner, families can spend time together reading books, engaging in hands-on activities, and playing online games that support early reading skills like recognizing letters and sounds, and early math skills such as counting and measurement.”
The IPTV Library Corners are part of Iowa Public Television’s Ready for School initiative which works with Iowa communities to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. Learn more at Iptv.org.
For more information about Iowa Public Television’s educational offerings, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515-725-9703 or Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org.