Library rec program inspires learning

Then Iola Public Library's new initiative aims to help toddlers grow into well-rounded individuals and prevent child abuse and neglect.

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December 20, 2021 - 10:02 AM

Lesa Cole, left, children’s librarian at Iola Public Library, and Tammie Benham, youth services consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System, team up on a new program. Photo by Susan Lynn / Iola Register

Playing with a child is an involved process — you just don’t realize it. 

But peel back the layers and you see the building blocks for emotional stability being laid and verbal and motor skills being expanded. Add reading into the mix and the learning opportunities grow. 

Put this all together into a safe place like a public library, and the potential for it becoming a movement starts to happen. 

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