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PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corner

The Mason City Public Library and Iowa Public Television have partnered for a new library corner from PBS KIDS!

Library CornerAs part of a shared goal of increasing early childhood literacy, the Mason City Public Library and Iowa Public Television have joined forces to host a PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corner.  This special, permanent spot in the library gives children and parents the opportunity to strengthen literacy skills through fun, engaging multi-media platforms.

The Mason City Public Library was one of 50 libraries chosen in Iowa to receive these national resources.  The PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corner will provide area children with new opportunities to read and engage through hands-on activities.

Parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids can all use these resources.  The corner is a small colorful space where kids can feel free to read a book or do a fun activity.  And of course, characters from favorite books and PBS KIDS programs are part of the fun.

All activities-including self-directed worksheets, online videos, parent-led activities, and more-are based on an existing literacy framework that has its foundation in the National Reading Panel recommendations, encompassing skills such as letter recognition, print awareness, and vocabulary instruction.

The initiative is part of Iowa Public Television's participation in the PBS KIDS Raising Readers campaign.  This national literacy effort focuses on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care centers, and in the community.

For more information, visit PBS Kids, PBS Kids Raising Readers, and the IPTV Kids websites.

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