ERIC Number: ED319409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Lekotek Center. Check This Out Series.
Noting that Lekotek means "play library" in Swedish, this brief report describes the Lekotek Center, a resource and support center for the parents of disabled children under the age of five, which is affiliated with the Galesburg (Illinois) Public Library. Background on the Lekotek organization, whose goal is to integrate children with disabilities into the mainstream of society, is followed by a description of its audience and the need for its services, i.e., providing a toy, game, and book-lending library for children up to five years old. Activities funded through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and Title II of the Higher Education Act (finding an adaptive toy maker, training staff in the Lekotek method, and conducting public awareness activities) are described, and a summary of the project's budget for fiscal year 1987 is provided. The results of a first-year survey of families participating in the program are reported. Finally, instructions are provided for obtaining further information about Lekotek and the Galesburg Public Library Lekotek project. (GL)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Childrens Libraries, Disabilities, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Resource Centers, Toys
Office of Library Programs, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208-5571 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II; Library Services and Construction Act