We are the Stark County District Library located in Stark County, Ohio. We serve a very diverse population through our collection of books, music, audiobooks, eBooks, DVDs and programs.

This blog is written through the Literacy office.

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  1. Hello there, I found your blog by accident tonight while searching for free clip art. Now that I have been reading some of your posts, I am enchanted with what you are doing to promote literacy in our youngest generations. While teaching Pre-K for 7 years, I wrote two children’s picture books about my cat, and the illustrations are photos of her, and, of course, her silly antics. For the past few years, while dealing with some health issues, a friend of mine (a librarian in a public school here in MD) suggested I offer Author Visits to schools, libraries, and child care centers. As I have developed interactive programs, I have been having a blast sharing my books but more importantly motivating children to read, and to write their own picture books with photos. At this point, I am challenged to get my name out there to generate new business since I am working several part time jobs to supplement my husband’s income. I also have a Youtube channel which offers parents easy activities they can do at home with their children to promote Language development. As an educator, parents have often asked me for such ideas. And, even though I think the ideas are common sense I realize that’s just not true for everyone, especially these days. My goal for this year is to polish some of what I have been publishing, hence the search for clip art to create a better looking image for my Youtube channel. I would be honored to use your clip art in my new image and would like to know if you would grant me permission to do so. I would, of course, link your page or give you credit in a way that you’d like. I also love to link some of your posts in my blog so we can together promote literacy, and help parents with the educational journey of their “Wee Ones.” I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks, Barb

  2. Hi there,
    My name is Allison Murphy and I am a Children’s Librarian in Wallingford, CT. I follow your blog and was excited to read about your new literacy texting program. We are planning a similar program at our library, and I wondered if I could ask you a few questions.

    First, how do you plan to develop the early literacy texts you send to caregivers? Is there a favored spot you look to for ideas and advice? I’m a big fan of Saroj Ghotig’s ideas, but I’d love to know if you have any other thoughts. Also, do you have one person working on developing these messages, or a team of librarians? Lastly, are you using a free texting service, or the SMS service within your library? We are planning to use a free texting service.

    Thank you in advance for any and all help. I look forward to hearing from you and happy holidays!


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