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Linda Cochran

Coordinator of Youth Services

Athens Public Libraries

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Athens Public Libraries

Background Information

Employment History

Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Athens Branch

Nelsonville Public Library


Affiliations

Amesville Elementary School

Volunteer Library Coordinator


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Stories | Rotary Club of Athens

Linda Cochran, Volunteer Library Coordinator at Amesville Elementary School, and Diane McVey distributed the Rotary Dictionaries to both Third-Grade Classes during their regular library time just a few weeks ago.
Although most of the Rotary Dictionaries were distributed earlier in the 2015-2016 school year, as reported earlier, Linda and the teachers had suggested waiting until the end of the school year so each child had a book of their own for the summer. A story is always read to every class at the start of their library time so there was the opportunity to discuss the Dictionary and each student was shown where to write their name on the Rotary bookplate. The library depends totally on volunteers to have it open four days each week during the school year and on Thursdays during the summer months (same day as food is distributed). If any Rotarian would like to be a regular volunteer, please contact Linda Cochran, or Diane McVey to get connected. The finale of the Amesville Elementary Library Project was held on October 28, 2015, at the Amesville Elementary Library, 23 Main St., Amesville, OH. Shown in the photograph from Left to Right: Linda Cochran, Volunteer Librarian/Project Leader; Cathe Blower, Amesville Elementary Principal; George Wood, Federal Hocking Superintendent; Athena Brumfield, Amesville Elementary preschool student; Kerry Sheridan-Boyd, Rotarian/Amesville PTO; Raj Koshal, Rotarian/Friends of India; and Jackie Collins, Athens Rotary Club Past President. Linda Cochran, who is retired from the Athens Public Libraries, leads the project which is now in its second year. For example, she updated the book collection and enlisted volunteers to move shelves and furniture as well as staff the library.


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In Athens: Insect Storm:: with Linda Cochran (Athens Public Library)


The Athens NEWS: Twice weekly alternative

"The purpose of the program is to bring children into the library and to maintain their reading during the summer time," Linda Cochran, Athens Public Library coordinator of youth services, said in a news release.If you have any questions about the Athens Public Library book camp contact Linda Cochran at lcochran@athenscounty.lib.oh.us or call 592-4272.


The Athens NEWS: Twice weekly alternative

The programs, which include guest performers such as the "Turtle Lady," are geared toward children in school, explained librarian Linda Cochran of the Athens Public Library.In school, Cochran said, reading is considered an acquisition of a skill, and the pressure sometimes leaves kids with a bad taste about reading."The pleasure associated with reading comes second," she said.Cochran noted that it has been statistically documented that children who read during the summer maintain higher academic standards."Summer reading programs are an advantage because they prevent 'summer backslide'," she said. During the summer, children are able to read about topics they're interested in, and they can learn new things at the library even if they do not read.Cochran will teach a program involving poetry and yoga, something that children might not otherwise have access to because it's not part of the usual school curriculum. This is the library's first year in the parade, and Clifford the Big Red Dog will ride in the library truck, Cochran said. "We do in-house programs, and we have outside performers," she added.Many of the performers are local, and some come from the Cincinnati and Columbus areas."We try to draw as much as we can on local talent," she said. One performer, a Columbus native, tries to teach children the importance of reading with the help of her "fun pack" of pet turtles and other friends.The libraries start planning for the summer program in the fall because many of the performers get booked way in advance, Cochran said.They "kick into high gear" in January because the bookcamp is the most extensive program they do."It's important for us to empower each child.We want each child to feel valued for who they are and their own uniqueness," Cochran said."The library is a good place to foster a good sense of community, and public libraries really are there for every citizen."


Minutes of Board Meeting, July 10, 2014 | Rotary Club of Athens

Linda Cochran, former librarian and community member is spearheading this community project.
The Athens Rotary Foundation is contributing $5,000 to the project.


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