Make It and Take It
Awarded by the National Association of Counties.
To promote literacy and enhance the quality of day care in Henrico County, the Library formed a partnership with the Henrico County Department of Social Services to develop a series of four “Make It and Take It” hands-on workshops. The Public Library provided the classroom space, the Library’s children’s services staff organized the curriculum and the instructors and applied for a grant from the Henrico County Department of Social Services to cover the cost of materials for each workshop participant. The 75 child care providers who attended the “Make It and Take It” workshop received information about using effective flannel board presentations to enhance the literacy experience after reading picture books to a preschool audience.