‘Ready for School’ corner added to Jeff public library

Iowa Public Television will unveil a new Ready for School library corner at the Jefferson public library at a story time event Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 to 11:30 am.

The Ready for School corner provides resources to promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills.

The library corner creates a bright, fun-filled learning environment with age-appropriate materials for use by children, families and librarians, according to an IPTV press release. 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.

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