Partnership For Promise Promotes Life-Long Learning

Partnership for promise strives to promote life-long learning in our community. The philosophy is implemented from birth and the Sidney-Richland County Library encourages this in many of its programs.

With the support of the Family Resource Center, the library has been able to offer Early Learning backpacks for area families and childcare providers to check out. The backpacks include fun activities to stimulate children and help them to learn about a variety of subjects in exciting ways.

The Family Resource Center purchased seven backpacks and they have been in high demand. They covered such subjects as the alphabet, numbers, colors and nutrition.

“I think the backpacks are a great addition to the plethora of family support materials already available at the Library, as well as expanding the library’s efforts to increase educational opportunities for patrons of all ages,” Nicole Hackley, Family Resource Center coordinator, said.

With the growing demand for Early Learning backpacks, the library faced the challenge of meeting the demand. In May, 2013 the library was awarded a $750 grant from the Foundation for Community Care to purchase more backpacks. The Foundation for Community Care established this Endowment Grant to fund projects that contribute positively to the health of our community. The library is grateful to the Foundation for providing the monies necessary to meet this growing need.

The new Early Learning backpacks are available for checkout and include such subjects as: seasons/weather, social/emotional, movement/music, insects, and space.


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