Rockville - Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Director of Libraries Parker Hamilton announced the opening of the Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center at Noyes on Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Noyes Children's Library, 10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD.
The Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center is an initiative launched by the County in August 2016 and named for the former Co-President of the Noyes Children's Library Foundation, who lost her battle with ALS in July 2016. The Center will enable Children's Librarians, library science students, teachers, daycare providers, parents and children's writers and illustrators to collaborate, learn and export best practices in the field of early literacy training, in order to foster a love of reading in the young children who visit Noyes as well as those far beyond its stacks.
Leggett and Hamilton created the Center to expand the early literacy mission that Noyes has fulfilled since it was dedicated to children in 1972, while also honoring Jablonski's dedicated service to early literacy and to Noyes Children's Library. The Center will establish Noyes as a flagship library for early literacy. The space required for the Center is part of the planned Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign, a major capital project being jointly funded by the Noyes Children's Library Foundation and Montgomery County. The planned renovation will make the Library universally accessible and expand its space and programs.
For more information please contact Sheila Dinn, NCLF Co-President, at 301-785-5041.