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Drop Your Drawers at the Library!

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Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Donations will help replenish Henry County elementary schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers. The library will also accept donations of school supplies including glue sticks, crayons, markers, pencils, and scissors.

The need is great. Local schools are handing out 40 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom. Budget cuts have also limited the ability of the Family Resource Centers to provide much needed school supplies for children.

Donations will be distributed evenly to the four elementary schools in Henry County. The schools are: Campbellsburg Elementary, Eastern Elementary, Eminence Elementary, and New Castle Elementary.

The library’s collection of Captain Underpants’ children’s books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign.

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Early Literacy Kits Now Available!

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Early Literacy Kits are Available for Check Out

Did you know the library has kits available for check out to help you get your toddler or preschooler ready to read? Each kit contains a Playaway View, several books, games, activities, and more all based on the five best practices to help your child: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing. Each kit comes with a binder full of early literacy information and tips on how to use the kit effectively. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.

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