Here’s yet another way to help your happy customers tell their library stories. In case you haven’t heard this yet from ALA, they’re working with Woman’s Day magazine again. Here’s the deal:
Here’s a free vision-related resource you might want to share with your patrons! It’s called the InfantSEE program. InfantSEE is a free vision assessment for infants ages 6 – 12 months old. This assessment can help detect eye problems at an early age, so intervention can begin early, if needed. The program website is http://infantsee.org/.
InfantSEE encourages all infants to be screened. I spoke with an optometrist who participates in this program, and she told me the InfantSEE assessment is very comprehensive, similar in scope to ones done with adults and older children. There are no income requirements and no “hidden” costs with the program. If you know of anyone with a child who would qualify for this free program, please tell them about the program and encourage them to visit the website. You can search for local providers who participate in this free program at http://infantsee.org/ – click on the Find an InfantSEE doctor link.
Please be sure to spread the word! It just may save a child’s eyes!
P.S. As a parent of an infant in this age range, you can bet I have already scheduled an InfantSEE assessment for my baby!
Since we here in Kansas are currently celebrating the first ever Talking Books week (March 3 – 8), I thought it would be the perfect time to share a great “Talking Books” resource with you! It’s called the Talking Books Librarian blog! Check it out at http://talkingbookslibrarian.blogspot.com/
I started the blog several months ago, to help make people more aware of resources available for older adults and those with disabilities, as well as to promote the free Talking Books program by the Library of Congress! The blog also includes everything from library “stuff,” to books, to general public resources I come across.
Happy Talking Books week to all of you!!!
The Diversity Cookbook will help you learn how to reach multicultural communities. The cookbook is an online database developed by librarians at Ocean County Library, New Jersey. Use it to read, share and learn more about diversity programming for libraries. Then create your own recipes for programs and outreach to your community.