December 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Scott-Martin
Largo, MD – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) supplied activity kits containing age-appropriate books and toys to encourage kindergarten readiness to 20 area child care providers attending a workshop at the Prince George’s Child Resource Center. PGCMLS Family Literacy Specialist Pamela Hamlin trained participants in the educational uses of the materials in the kits and discussed library resources for young children.
Each activity kit bin has 20 diverse children’s books, a teacher resource book, finger puppets, dancing scarves, shaker eggs, a helping hands chart, a feelings learning set, bean bags, beach balls, jumbo crayons and more. A follow-up celebration is planned for the spring to receive feedback on the kits and share success stories.
This project was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Maryland State Library. Child care programs were chosen to participate based on their proximity to library branches serving families that are refugees, immigrants or living in under-resourced areas.
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Lynda.com, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at www.pgcmls.info.