Come On In! Community Special Education Night
September 20, 2005

Community members, parents, and teachers gathered in the Petty Auditorium for Come On In! Community Special Education Night. The event was a celebration of Skokie Public Library's Come On In! grant project and an introduction to our collection of materials and services for families and educators of children with special needs. During an opening session, Library staff explained the Come On In! vision and thanked community partners for their support. Niles Township District of Special Education (NTDSE) followed with ideas for reading activities at home and school, as well as tips for including and educating all children. Participants then attended short workshops featuring Come On In! resources, strategies for managing difficult behavior, and the impact a child with a disability makes on his/her family.

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Library Board member and Rotary Club secretary Zelda Rich (left), SALS librarian Gary Gustin, and Skokie Advisory Committee on Disabilities member "Bud"

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State Senator Ira Silverstein

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Skokie Public Library Director
Carolyn Anthony
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State Representative Lou Lang


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Illinois State Library Deputy Directory Greg McCormick


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Superintendent Amy Kruppe outlines
the services NTDSE offers

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NTDSE teacher and Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) member Tanya Tiegler

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Music and movement activities (above and right) in the Youth Services
Program Room


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Youth Services librarians Mary (above left) and Dave with Assistant Head of Youth Services Linda Sawyer

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There are so many fun things to do at Skokie Public Library

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Exploring the Marble Train (above) and showing off the story tree and comfy LoveSac in the Reading Corner (left)

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The adapted computer is accessible via BigKeys and
IntelliKeys keyboards, a trackball, and a switch
 
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Special Education books, toys, DVDs, and other resources for families and educators.