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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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