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LG-07-13-0226-13

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Fiscal Year: 
2013
Award: 
$249,727.00
City: 
Columbus
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Demonstration

Columbus Metropolitan Library, in partnership with Learn4Life and Columbus City Schools, will participate in the Supporting Partnerships to Ensure Ready Kids (SPARK) program, a home visitation program designed to increase high-risk children’s school readiness and parents’ effectiveness as learning advocates for their students. The project’s service area is west Columbus, which has some of the highest poverty rates and lowest standardized test scores in central Ohio. Family activities will aid in the development of children’s reading, language, and social skills and will link families to other service providers that can improve children’s health and wellbeing so that they can enter school ready to learn.