South Fayette Township Library’s Math Mites program is the Pennsylvania State Library’s 2015 Best Practices Award Winner in the category of Preschool/Pre-K programs.
Math Mites, developed by South Fayette library staff, prepares children ages 3 to 5 for formal schooling by promoting math awareness and building pre-literacy math skills through stories, songs and other activities.
A total of 62 entries were received statewide, and a winner was chosen in each of 8 categories.
“It’s like the Academy Awards for children’s librarians,” said Jody Wilson, the library’s Youth Services Manager, who has been invited to attend an awards ceremony in October.
The library will resume the Math Mites program this September at the library and at three local preschools.