Early Closing: The Vigo County Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16 to welcome Julie Otsuka, award-winning author of the NEA Big Read 2018 Selection When the Emperor Was Divine. Julie will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s NEA Big Read programming.
External Database Access Unavailable: Databases are currently available inside the Main Library and West Branch. External access to some databases is unavailable until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Reading Coaches for Kids
In partnership with the Sycamore Readers from Indiana State University (ISU), the VCPL LifeLong Learning Center is a reading coaching site for elementary school-aged children. Struggling readers in grades K -5 are pre-tested for their reading level and matched to an ISU student who has been trained in a literature-based coaching program. Reading Coaches and children are matched one-to-one, for two 30 – 45 minute sessions each week. Post-testing is conducted to assess gains in reading levels.
Registration forms are available in the LifeLong Learning Center. The program begins approximately 3 weeks after each ISU semester begins and ends prior to ISU’s final exam week.
Call the LifeLong Learning Center at 812.232.1117 for more information. The Sycamore Readers ISU office number is 812.237.2967.