Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Library Attains Number One Ranking in Children’s Attendance Among Kentucky’s Public Libraries

ky dept libraryFRANKFORT, Ky. (11/7/13) – The Union County Public Library children’s program ranks number one in Kentucky in attendance among the state’s 119 public libraries for state fiscal year 2011-2012, according to the 2013 Statistical Report of Kentucky Public Libraries.
 
The report provides a top-10 ranking for 16 measures that demonstrate successful libraries in the Commonwealth and includes data from all of the state’s public libraries. Children’s program attendance per capita at the Union County Public Library is 1.91, while the average per capita children’s attendance in Kentucky’s public libraries is .29. This number represents the children’s program attendance in Union County (28,709) divided by the county population (15,067).
 
“The Union County Public Library is cultivating future library users by providing exceptional children’s services to the youth of Union County,” said State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives commissioner Wayne Onkst. “Congratulations to the Union County public library for this achievement and for providing such quality educational programming opportunities.”
 
Union County Public Library Director Debbie McClanahan has a few ideas about how the library achieved the number one ranking in children’s program attendance.
 
“We expanded one little story hour session to a full-blown parent/child interactive session called ‘Time4Tots,’ which includes story reading, of course, but also music, movement, finger play, crafts and more. We now present Time4Tots at all three library locations, as well as a session at the Shelter of Love, a women’s pregnancy care center, where single and low-income mothers attend the session with their children.”
 
The library has also hosted a Prime Time Family Reading Time program, which was attended by 20-25 people for six weeks. Other children’s programs, such as the Jared Baker Animal Tales program brought in nearly 500 children with their parents/guardians.
 
Not only was the library ranked number one for children’s program attendance, it was also ranked number one in total library staff. The library averages 11.95 library staff per 10,000 population. The state average is 5.01.
 
“The Fueling the Mind grant is one example of our library’s dedication to both children’s programming and providing adequate staff to work with children,” said McClanahan. “We used grant funds to hire seven full-time and 13 part-time employees to assist with the program. During this program, our staff served more than 2,000 meals to children.”
 
Expanding the library’s operating hours by opening the Sturgis and Uniontown library branches hours to Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. helped the library attain the number four ranking in annual public service hours, according to the report. The per capita public service hours for the library are .48, while the state average is .14.
 
The library also hired extra staff to cover the expanded hours, as well as to staff the extra Time4Tots program.
 
Additionally, the report ranks the Union County Public Library as number seven in the category of total book collection per attendance. The average for the library is 1.72, while the state average is .44.
 
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained and made accessible. For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services visit www.kdla.ky.gov or call 502-564-8300 ext. 315.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14

Latest Video

Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,098.45
+18.88 (0.11%)    
2 S&P 2,003.37
+6.63 (0.33%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,580.27
+22.58 (0.50%)    
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 8071

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 7416

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 30, 2014 7172

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 3785

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 3464

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller, GPD

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3151

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 30, 2014 1257

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 865

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 29, 2014 561

Trover Health Endowment Reaches $100,000…

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 28, 2014 458

Ceremony Honors Webster County WWII…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 29, 2014 2412

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2350

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2009

Downtown Trolley to Run on Labor Day

in News by Abby Shelton
August 30, 2014 1481

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
August 28, 2014 1295

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 28, 2014 7416

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 29, 2014 3785

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 3464

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller, GPD
August 28, 2014 2200

Whitfield, Yonts Pay Tribute to Bob and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2113

Stanton Barrett's NASCAR Mustang Gets…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06