The staff at the Mansfield Public Library has been busy during January, February and March this year. Program attendance, use of library resources, patron visits and computer use are up during the same time frame in 2015.
Library staff reported this information to the Library Advisory Board several weeks ago.
In case you weren’t aware, the library added the following new programs for adults, teens and children:
- ESL Conversation Circle
- Family Game Time
- Get Crafty @ MPL – Adult Crafting
- Creative Colors for Adults
- Creative Colors for Teens
- Homeschool Art Club
- Basic Computer Class
- Drop-In Ebook Help
- Movie Matinees for Families
- Health Adventure for Kids
On The Horizon: Family Place Library & Citizenship Classes
Youth Services Librarian Yolanda Botello secured a grant of $18,000 to establish a Family Place Library at the Mansfield Public Library. In April she and Adult Service Librarian Tiffany Daubitz will travel to New York to receive training. The Family Place Library will open at the library in the fall of 2016.
“Family Place Libraries redesign the library environment to be welcoming and appropriate for children beginning at birth; connect parents with the resources, programs and services offered at the library and other family service agencies; and reach out to non-traditional library users,” says the Family Place Library website. “This creates the network families need to nurture their children’s development during the critical first years of life and helps ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn.”
On another note, Daubitz completed training for citizenship classes, which will enable the library to offer U.S. citizenship classes starting in September.
Also Coming Soon
Besides the Family Place Library and citizenship classes, these new programs will be available shortly:
- Chess Club
- Teen Movie Night
- Creation Club
- Summer Reading Club