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It’s In The Bag. Preschool Outreach Plus Rapides Parish Library Alexandria, LA. POP Circulation Figures. 1997 - 2006. 73,225. 65,786. 55,740. 50,950. 42,762. 42,061. 41,945. 29,408. 23,243. 9,999. In The Beginning…. Noticed fewer children in the library

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It s in the bag

It’s In The Bag

Preschool Outreach Plus

Rapides Parish Library

Alexandria, LA


Pop circulation figures

POP Circulation Figures

1997 - 2006

73,225

65,786

55,740

50,950

42,762

42,061

41,945

29,408

23,243

9,999


In the beginning

In The Beginning…

  • Noticed fewer children in the library

  • Story times were not well attended

  • Circulation figures were down

  • Where were the children?

  • We found them in child care centers and Head Start programs


Pop what is it

POP? What Is It?

  • Delivery of Themed Material

  • Centers must have Class A Daycare Licenses from State

  • Centers are Responsible for Materials

  • Scheduled for a 3 Week Use Period


What s in those bags

What’s In Those Bags?

  • Toddler & Preschool Bags

  • Children’s Cassettes

  • Children’s Books

  • Flannel Board Stories

  • Puppets

  • Videos

  • Teacher Resource Books

  • Songs & Fingerplays

  • Big Books


Resources

Resources

Staff

Books & Materials

Transportation

Inventory System

Staging & Storing Area


Funding

Funding

  • Friends Groups

  • Grants

    2004 Coming Up Taller Award

    2006 Capital One LA Education

    Initiative Grant

    2005-2007 First Book’s Book Relief

  • Library Budget

  • Donations

  • Weeded Materials


Additions

Additions

  • School Age Program

  • Children’s Programming

    Concerts for children

  • Expanded Existing Collection

  • Dedicated POP Building

  • Workshops for Providers


Future plans

Future Plans

  • Programs for at risk children

  • Purchase 2nd van for another route

  • Create a manual for others to use in developing their program

  • Spread the word!

  • Document program’s success


Benefits for library

Benefits For Library

  • Great working relationship with other organizations in community

  • Beautiful circulation figures

  • PR Tool

  • Touches 1000’s of preschoolers with literacy

  • Gives underserved children an even start in life


Have questions

Have Questions?

Contact:

Susan Baker

Preschool Outreach Plus MGR.

318-445-2411 x 212

[email protected]

Rapides Parish Library

411 Washington St.

Alexandria, LA 71301


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