ERIC Number: ED111384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
F.R.E.D.D. Free Resources for Educating the Developmentally Disabled.
Project FREDD was initiated in 1974 as a cooperative effort by library and mental retardation agencies in the Waterbury, Connecticut area. The project utilized a bookmobile to route a special collection of books, media, and games to the mentally handicapped and information on mental retardation to their parents and teachers and to the community. Bookmobile stops were scheduled at special schools, sheltered workshops, and programs sponsored by area associations for the retarded in many local towns. Patrons were allowed to return borrowed materials to their local library. Publicity was provided by letters to the community, by media and magazine coverage, and by the mobility of the project van itself. From the experiences gained during the project period, several recommendations were made for the continuation of this program or one of similar intent, including types of material which proved to be most popular, the use of the Connecticar system for returning borrowed materials, the scheduling of stops, and the type and size of bookmobile to use. It was concluded that Project FREDD had positive effects in this specialized area of library service. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Connecticut State Library, Hartford. Div. of Library Development.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Health, Hartford. Office of Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act