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The Washington County Free Library presents:

Latino Outreach in the Library

The Bilingual Outreach Coordinator for the Washington County Free Library will share experiences on how to effectively reach out to the Latino community and will provide tips on how to be successful.

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  1. 1. Latino Outreach in the Library
  2. 2. Bilingual Coordinator • Project Empecemos II (Let’s Begin) Grant • Serve as liaison between the Latino Community, the Schools, and the Library. • Bilingual Storytelling • Order Spanish materials for Judy Center and Library • Translate written documents into Spanish • Assist Spanish speaking public in finding material and translation • Latino Outreach Committee • Create events for the Latino Community and their families
  3. 3. Bilingual Storytelling • Judy Center – Bester Elementary – Winter St. Elementary – Eastern Elementary • 4 branches in the Washington County Library System – Boonsboro – Smithsburg – Williamsport – Central
  4. 4. Hispanic Heritage Day • Entertainment – Disc Jockey – Tambores Group (Venezuelan drummers) – Bolivian Dancers – Mexican Quintet
  5. 5. Hispanic Heritage Day Cont’ • Activities – Salsa Dance Lessons – Face Painting – Craft – Bilingual Storytelling • Food – Donations from local Grocery Stores and Latino Restaurants
  6. 6. ESL Presentations Presentations were held at Hagerstown Community College. Demonstration of online data base (Grolier and El Nuevo Encyclopedia) Library brochures and applications, children’s programs offered in the children’s department.
  7. 7. ELL Tour of Library • Western Heights Middle School • Northern Middle School
  8. 8. Computer Classes in Español Basic Computer and Internet Classes in Spanish Days: Mondays and Wednesdays begin Time:6:00PM-8:00PM C la s s e s 2009 b er 14, Septem Place: Washington County Free ession 6- week s Library (Computer Lab) *Children ages 8-12 are also welcome to sign-up. This class is made possible by Rubiano Betancur and The Washington County Free Library. These classes are free. Please call 301-739-3250 x190 to sign-up.
  9. 9. Computer Classes
  10. 10. Spanish Material Children’s books, dvd’s, and cd’s only
  11. 11. Latino Family Day Plan to have: -Local minor league baseball players -DJ -Face Painting -Free give-aways -Snacks
  12. 12. Outreach Tips • Visit Latino grocery stores • Attend events in the community • Create an Outreach Committee • Generate a list of contacts • Make a list of Spanish material
  13. 13. Websites • www.colorincolorado.org • www.criticasmagazine.com • www.hispanictrending.net • www.google.com • www.amazon.com • www.borders.com • www.barnesandnoble.com

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