Thursday, October 26, 2006

Lansing Public Library Awarded $6000 in Grants

Lansing Public library is pleased to announce that we have been awarded two grants from the State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

“ESL Learners Soar @ Lansing Public Library” funded for $3,000.
     “ESL Learners Soar @ Lansing Public Library” will promote English language for foreign speakers materials in various formats.

The library will reach ESL learners through our website, flyers, newspapers and posters.  Promotional materials will be produced in Spanish and distributed through our local schools and the food pantry to ESL families.  Information will be available at our local Mexican grocery store.  

The library will actively seek volunteers to attend training held at our library offered by South Area Literacy Council.  

A Cinco de Mayo Celebration will be held showcasing new materials.  Attendees will have opportunities to use new materials.  

“Staff Building Bridges to the Whole Community” funded for $3,000.
The Lansing Public Library plans to promote staff development through the project “Staff Builds Bridges to the Whole Community”.  Jodi Pfarr’s presentation  “Bridges Out of Poverty” will give library employees new insights into interacting with people of all economic backgrounds.  The program covers, “social cues or hidden rules that govern how we think and interact in society – and the significance of those rules in a library setting.”

The goal is to provide the best customer service to patrons regardless of their economic background and to add materials to the collection that will bring this knowledge to others.  

1 comment:

Guy Barry said...

I think to be community orientated is absolutely fab