Trend and Analysis
As with the overall number of participants in Objective 1.2, these numbers will also be affected by renovations and rebuilding of libraries throughout the County. The Library continues to focus on early childhood literacy by providing training for staff to provide high quality support to patrons. The newly created English Language Learner coordinator works to increase awareness and involvement with children who speak another language at home.
The County’s participation in the Books from Birth partnership with the Dolly Parton Foundation, an opt-in program that allows every child in the County to receive a book a month for free from birth to five years of age, is also boosting awareness among segments of our population who have not normally been