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Project Description:
The Hailey Public Library is planning to  expand our children's programming to include a lapsit program.  We already offer two weekly story time programs which is well attended.  With the increase of babies being born, we feel there is a need for this program.  I'm also considering the need for more kindergarten readiness activities and programs.  We have a strong partnership with our school district and understand the need for stronger reading proficiency.  

Question/Problem Statement:
With limited resources, should our focus be on a lapsit program or an additional story time program that emphasizes kindergarten readiness?  Where are the kids from low-income households receiving preschool, if at all?  How do we target under-served areas?  

Statement of Why:
According to the Blaine County School District, only 49% of kids entering Kindergarten this fall are at benchmark including letter recognition.  From July 2016 through July 2017, Blaine County grew by 1.3 percent.  Headstart closed the local location leaving a huge gap in preschool options, especially for low income households.  By being thoughtful, mindful, and strategic, Hailey Public Library can assist with filling this need and other gaps in services.
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