IPTV brings new library resources to Robey Memorial Library; "Peg & Cat" to visit rescheduled event March 12

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will soon be featuring a new Iowa Public Television Ready for School Library Corner, including identifying items such as the rug, banner and "Peg & Cat" display pictured above. With inclement winter weather forcing postponement of the original February 2 opening date of the Corner, the new corner will now open Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. with "Peg & Cat" characters in attendance for storytime and a special counting activity. Submitted photo.

Kids spending time at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will have new resources available to help promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills, thanks to a new Library Corner placed at the library by Iowa Public Television. Families are invited to attend the event.
The new IPTV Ready for School Library Corner will open Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. with "Peg & Cat" characters in attendance for storytime and a special counting activity. The opening was originally scheduled for February 2 but had to be postponed due to winter weather.
The Library Corner creates a bright, fun-filled learning environment with age-appropriate materials for use by children, families and librarians. PBS KIDS DVDs, "Martha Speaks" read-aloud books and resources, a colorful banner featuring PBS KIDS characters, a "Peg & Cat" standing character, a colorful rug and more all help to create an inviting space for children. Online resources include PBS KIDS Lab, a website with more than 140 games and hands-on activities that help to build early math and literacy skills.
"We're pleased to expand these Library Corners to another location in Iowa," said Terry Rinehart, Director of Educational Services at Iowa Public Television. "With this Library Corner, families can spend time together reading books, engaging in hands-on activities, and playing online games that support early reading skills like recognizing letters and sounds, and early math skills such as counting and measurement."
The IPTV Library Corners are part of Iowa Public Television's Ready for School initiative which works with Iowa communities to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages two to eight years of age. Learn more at iptv.org.
For more information about Iowa Public Television's educational offerings, contact Susan Ramsey at 515-725-9703 or Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org.