Flower Library is proud to announce a reading and resource partnership with a local service agency. The Resilient Pages: Grant Proposal for Tablets in Safe Shelter Project benefits the adults and youth who are supported by the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County. With the help of funding provided by the North Country Library System, staff are able to provide three wifi-enabled tablets to the residents of the Center’s Safe Shelter – one for adults/teens and two for children. Participants can access professionally-selected titles via the Kindle app as well as through the library’s Overdrive catalog. Included in this partnership are demonstrations of library resources via tours of the library building and use of the library’s other online resources.
Reading, regardless of the content of the story or the medium through which the story is told, is widely recognized to have impacts on persons of all ages, especially during stressful times. We hope that by providing access to both educational and trending pleasure reading topics via the Kindle and Libby apps for both age groups we can provide a sense of grounding during one of the most devastating points of their life and give the clients something different to focus on. The professionally-chosen e-books will also help fulfill a need for connection and reduce the intense feelings of loneliness in an environment where clients feel an overpowering feeling of isolation.
Questions about this project? Contact Ashley, Librarian I, at Flower Library at 315-785-7714.
Pictured above from left to right:
Ashley Pickett, Librarian I from Flower Library and Kristin Proven, Development Director from Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County