from press release | July 13, 2018
The Jeffersonville Township Public Library (JTPL) Foundation has been awarded a WHAS Crusade for Children Grant. The $4,900 grant will be used to support special needs children.
“We are very excited to receive this grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children,” says Libby Pollard, Director of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library. “The library has been wanting to add new and supportive features for our special needs youth and their families. The Crusade has given us the opportunity to do just that.”
All grant purchases will be made using the Crusade’s Mission and Vision statement to make life better for special needs children and to provide resources to help them succeed. The execution of the grant will also highlight the library’s core values of fostering an inclusive community, providing friendly service, and encouraging lifelong learning.
JTPL will utilize the grant money to provide resources for families with special needs children by purchasing toys and tools designed to develop mental, emotional, and social skills in a fun, interactive format. The library is looking at items like the AWE Early Literacy Station (a computerized station full of interactive and engaging content focusing on seven curricular areas) and the Playaway Launchpads (thematic children’s tablets preloaded with fun, educational games, movies, and apps). The library will scrutinize items purchased with the grant to ensure they will be most beneficial to JTPL’s special needs youth.