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					Preschool Outreach Plus
  Rapides Parish Library
         Alexandria, LA
POP Circulation Figures                                                                  78,104
                                                                                                  82,998



                                                                                73,225
1997 - 2008
                                                                       65,786


                                                              55,740

                                                     50,950


                                   42,061   42,762
                          41,945



                 29,408

        23,243




9,999
    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
               Identify Need
 Start small. You will have a window of opportunity
  of about 1 ½ hours in A.M. to make delivery.
 Send letters to centers, offering a free delivery of
  bags & story times.
 Call or visit them for their replies.
 THEN start building your POP. Make it a separate
  collection.
            POP? What Is It?
                        FREE!
             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?
   Toddler & Preschool Bags
      Children’s Cassettes
        Children’s Books
     Flannel Board Stories
            Puppets
             Videos
    Teacher Resource Books
      Songs & Fingerplays
           Big Books
  Resources
         Staff
  Books & Materials
    Transportation
   Inventory System
Staging & Storing Area
 Friends Groups
                        Funding
 Grants
         2004 Coming Up Taller Award
         2006 Capital One LA Education
            Initiative Grant
      2005-2007 First Book’s Book Relief
       2007 Junior League Grant
   Townsend Press Free Books
   Feed the Children Book Grant
   Library Budget
   Donations
   Weeded Materials
      Additions
     School Age Program
   Children’s Programming
      Concerts for children
 Expanded Existing Collection
   Dedicated POP Building
   Workshops for Providers
        At-Risk Teens
 The Plus in POP
  At risk, transitional families
     Non traditional needs
       Individual needs
      One Stop one time
   At risk, incarcerated teens
 The Library Ladies Newsletter
             Future Plans
       Create a manual for others to use in
            developing their program
                Spread the word!
         Document program’s progress
 Continuing education to ensure more workshops
                  for teachers
      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?
           Contact:
         Susan Baker
Preschool Outreach Plus MGR.
      318-442-2483 x 206
       sfbaker@rpl.org

    Rapides Parish Library
       5416 Provine Pl
     Alexandria, LA 71303
       POP VANS & BUILDING




Vehicles bought with grant funds
         in 2007 & 2008
The Best Reasons To Do POP

				
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