March 16, 2012 (From American Libraries Magazine)
Hats off to the First Regional Library in Hernando for being one of three winners of the 2012 Bookapalooza Program.
“The applicants demonstrated a great need for new materials but also provided creative ways to use the variety of Bookapalooza materials they will receive,” said Nancy Baumann, Grant Administration Committee chair. “The committee was pleased and excited about the creative ways the new materials will impact these library programs.”
The First Regional Library in Hernando, Miss., plans to distribute its Bookapalooza collection among five libraries that demonstrate the greatest need and to support current and desired programming. Teen volunteers are being recruited to read with younger children and perform reader’s theater using the new materials. In addition, a poetry collaboration project will be conducted with the public schools.