|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 12, 2017|
Agenda Item #19
WEDU PBS Phyllis L. Ensign Library Corner Grant
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Cheri R. Coryea, Neighborhood Services Department Director, x3468
Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, x6301
Authorization for the Board of County Commissioners to accept a non-monetary grant from PBS television station WEDU which includes a multi-media library corner. This library corner includes a reading rug, bookshelf, age-appropriate books and DVDs in the lending collection, and 2 electronic tablets.
Authorization for the Library Services Manager to execute the grant award agreement with WEDU PBS.
The Manatee County Library System has been awarded a non-monetary grant from PBS television station WEDU. The grant provides a collection of print and electronic resources and furnishings to the South Manatee Library as a "library corner."
As part of the Manatee County Public Library System, the South Manatee Library was selected due to their demographics and available space. The area has a large Hispanic population, high poverty rate, and large English learner community. The library corner is ideally suited to enhance the literacy rate of children and families in this area by introducing print and electronic resources which may not otherwise be available.
In November 2015, WEDU received a generous donation from Phyllis L. Ensign, a long-time viewer, to support her love of reading in underserved communities. Funds from the donation were used to purchase a multi-media library corner including a bookshelf, reading run, children's books, DVDs, CDs, 2 electronic tablets loaded with PBS apps, and other literacy resources. Library staff will be trained in the usage of all resources within the lending collection.
Additionally, Manatee County Libraries will host a ribbon cutting ceremony in partnership with WEDU PBS to mark the official opening of the library corner. Also, the South Manatee Library will host monthly programs and activities utilizing these donated materials.
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Attachment: Signed Grant Agreement WEDU PBS Library Corner Agreement.pdf