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WQED brings ‘Inquire Within’ to Scottdale Library

Mary Pickels

WQED is bringing its “Inquire Within” program, in partnership with local libraries, to the Scottdale Public Library.

The partnership empowers librarians to create innovative, imaginative programming using researched-based, parent-trusted content from PBS, according to the broadcast station.

The library, at 106 Spring St., will kick off the June 17 program with a family-friendly event beginning at 11 a.m. for preschoolers, 1 p.m. for elementary students and 5:30 p.m. for middle school students.

Children can participate in a scavenger hunt featuring their favorite PBS Kids characters, make a craft and play in a themed sensory bin.

No registration is needed and children of all ages may participate in a day of fun and surprises.

Libraries collaborating with “Inquire Within” choose from a menu of program options including Martha Speaks Reading Buddies programs; watch parties and discussion groups around the WQED national television program, “iQ: smartparent”; screenings and premieres of PBS shows; and Parent App-A-Thons in which parents receive free PBS apps on their smart-devices and coaching on how to use them with their children.

WQED, in turn, provides the collateral, advertising, training, media and materials specific to conducting the programs. “Inquire Within” is designed to encourage family engagement and love of learning through hands-on, family centered activities, the station adds.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Queen Sara Saturday and King Friday peek out from a window at the Scottdale Public Library. The library is partnering with WQED for its "Inquire Within" program.
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Daniel Tiger may be one of the PBS characters featured as libraries participate in "Inquire Within" programming from WQED. The Scottdale Public Library is kicking off its program soon.
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