ECRC receives mini grant

ecrl learning grantEast Central Regional Library (ECRL) received a $7,430 Federal Library Services and Technology Act mini grant for a Playful Learning Space in the Wyoming Area Library.  The grant will be administered by State Library Services within the Minnesota Department of Education.

The new Playful Learning Space, complete with a wide assortment of manipulative items, puzzles, puppets, a puppet theater and kid friendly furniture, will:

  • Create a welcoming child-friendly area for children, families and caregivers with a visual impact that promotes play and learning
  • Encourage more children, families and caregivers to visit the library
  • Offer a safe and accessible place to fulfill a child’s basic need to move, play and learn, thus supporting their growth and development
  • Increase parents and caregivers awareness of activities that promote early literacy through play
  • Encourage children to engage in many of the early literacy skills (including talking, singing, reading, writing and playing).
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