Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Technical & Outreach Services: Joan Lackey
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Fundraiser for the Reading Rover at Jack the Dipper
Saturday November 2, 1 - 4 pm. 10% of proceeds from Jack the Dipper ice cream shop in Sylva will go to help keep the Rover on the road. Jack the Dipper is located at 170 East Sylva Shopping Center (home of Quin Theater), 586-9441. The Rover will be parked at the shop and open for tours. Enjoy your ice cream, childrens activities and face painting. More about the Rover Jack's Website
The Reading Rover Bookmobile
The storyteller reads stories to preschoolers and leads them in learning songs/rhymes, the Rover driver, Joan Lackey, assists teachers in selecting library materials for their classrooms. At some centers the children select their own library books from the Rover. Books, puzzles, music, puppets, and storytelling kits from the Rover help teachers of young children make learning fun.
Anyone with a FRL library card can check out materials from the Reading Rover. Items from the Rover can be returned to the Rover or to any FRL location.
In addition, Outreach Services Librarian, Carol Grise, offers training classes to childcare teachers, giving tips on selecting age-appropriate books for the classroom and offering assistance in using the variety of Rover puppets, storytelling kits and books for teaching pre-reading skills. Training classes are also offered to parents for teaching skills on using library materials to develop pre-reading skills at home.
The Reading Rover Bookmobile visits 26 childcare centers in our service area, bringing storytime and library materials "to the door" with the purpose of strengthening pre-reading skills.
The Rover is off-road in January and July.
Summer Reading Program
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