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Scottdale Library is THRILLED to announce that it has been selected to be an Inquire Within Library: a partnership with WQED powered by the PNC Foundation.

The partnership, made possible with financial support from the PNC Foundation, empowers librarians to create innovative, imaginative programing using researched-based, parent-trusted content from PBS.

WQED is working with local and national library partners to create and implement PBS-themed curriculum that leverages public trust with a thirst for innovation in service of 21st Century learners, by developing a community of practice that can experiment, lead and sustain a new approach to “educational public media.”

Collaborating libraries choose from a menu of program options including, but not limited to: Martha Speaks Reading Buddies programs; watch parties and discussion groups around the WQED national television program, iQ: smartparent; screenings and premieres of beloved PBS shows; and Parent App-A-Thons where all parents receive free PBS apps on their smart-device and coaching on how to use them with their child. WQED, in turn, provides the collateral, advertising, training, media and materials specific to conducting the programs. Inquire Within is designed to encourage family engagement and love of learning through hands-on, family centered activities. Official Kick Off Party will be in June; however, we will begin some programming very soon! Be on the look out!

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