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IPTV Brings New Library Resources to Waukon [EDITED]

IPTV will unveil a new Library Corner at Robey Memorial Library

Kids spending time at Robey Memorial Library will have new resources available to help promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills, thanks to a new Library Corner placed at the library by Iowa Public Television. The new IPTV Ready for School Library Corner will open Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:30 a.m. with a Peg + Cat Storytime and special counting activity. Families are invited to attend the event Saturday, March 12th 10:30–11:30 am at Robey Memorial Library—401 1st Ave NW – Waukon, IA (rescheduled due to inclement weather on February 2nd).

The Library Corner creates a bright, fun-filled learning environment with age-appropriate materials for use by children, families and librarians. PBS KIDS DVDs, Martha Speaks Read Aloud books and resources, a colorful banner featuring PBS KIDS characters, a Peg + Cat standing character, a colorful rug and more, all help to create an inviting space for children. Online resources include PBS KIDS Lab, a website with more than 140 games and hands-on activities that help to build early math and literacy skills.

"We're pleased to expand these Library Corners to another location in Iowa," said Terry Rinehart, Director of Educational Services at Iowa Public Television. "With this Library Corner, families can spend time together reading books, engaging in hands-on activities, and playing online games that support early reading skills like recognizing letters and sounds, and early math skills such as counting and measurement."

The IPTV Library Corners are part of Iowa Public Television's Ready for School initiative which works with Iowa communities to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. Learn more at For more information about Iowa Public Television's educational offerings, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515-725-9703 or

Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire  Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at