"The hometown library with the most nominations will receive a $5,000 first prize for books and supplies for their library," explained Llewellyn. "If we could get within the top 200, we would receive a Read! Build! Play! toolkit with Duplo bricks that accompany the pre-school level reading books."
The project is being staged in association with the Association for Library Services to Children. Llewellyn said that each person can nominate the library once daily. The deadline for voting ends Oct. 1.
ALSC is dedicated to constantly improving of Library Service for children. The group generates new programming for national literacy campaigns. Read! Build! Play! encourages reading to develop literacy skills. Reading also improves self-esteem, listening skills, memory and sparks imagination and creativity.
Children and parents use the blocks to build along with the storyline. It is believed this improves interactions with story-time. The play component is used to draw children in for richer learning experiences at the library.
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