Welcome to ALL
In April, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered schools to remain closed through the end of this academic year. In our area, only high schoolers are expected to transition to mandatory online learning, while lower grades have optional enrichment learning opportunities. With schools closed since March 16th, and most libraries closed in our county since March 23rd, it's been an extended period since families and children have had access to materials to read outside their homes.
We've been adding to our free online resources, including posting more of our Storytime for ALL videos, but we know this is not enough. Many of the families we serve do not have reliable internet at home or enough devices for every family member to be online at the same time. We are anxiously awaiting the day it will be safe for us to be back on the road, serving the families we have come to know through our work. We're constantly thinking of ways that we can think outside the box, figuring out how we can bridge the digital divide in this time when inequality in our country is more apparent than ever.
That being said, we have an exciting new service: Antelope ROAMS. This is a free home delivery service that is available to everyone in our community. We believe everyone should have access to books, which is why we are offering a no-contact way to provide you with the books you love. Click here for more information and sign up so we can deliver to you!
Thank you, as always, for your support: we're all in this together.