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Outreach Proposal Janina S Goodwin Emporia State University April 2010 Penrose After School Specials
Problem • Penrose Library (PPLD) is a large library in downtown Colorado Springs. • Talented staff • Large space • Under-utilized after school
Solution Outreach and resulting Program: P.A.S.S. Penrose After School Specials
The Chicken or the Egg? • Are children not swarming Penrose Library because there are no programs for them? • Are there no children’s programs at the Penrose Library because it is not swarmed by children?
Just the Facts Program offerings at Penrose Irregular programs may occur
Comparison to the Busiest Branch in the District • Facility Size/Space • Juvenile Circulation • Summer Reading Participants • Staffing
Other Factors • Downtown parking is not free • Security risks • Different libraries meet different needs • Available Resources • Wonderful Children’s Staff • Lots of space including a program room • Lots of books! • Penrose has the potential to provide programming to lots of school-age children
Summer Outreach • Farmer’s Markets • Park Events • Provide P.A.S.S. bookmarks to all kids • School Outreach • Focus on 5 nearest schools • Contact librarians and principals in August • Visit Schools August/September • Provide P.A.S.S.port to all students • Outreach Budget • Supplies $135 • Staff Time (based on events attended)
P.A.S.S. Programs • Every Friday • from 4-5 pm