The local LLL Group in State College, Pennsylvania Group planned to use their Mini-Grant funds to implement a Zoom meeting
platform, prepare new materials, and find other ways to help them reach out to more mothers and keep their Group thriving. Unfortunately, local COVID-19 restrictions made some of their ideas unfeasible, so they decided to pivot their plans and change their approach to reaching moms.
Group Leader Melina Czymoniewicz-Klippel, PhD, CLC reports that one of the main ways in which they felt they could best serve local Moms is by supporting their access to hard copy and, in particular, E-Books on breastfeeding. To this end, the Group used Mini-Grant funds to update their LLL library collection. But more than that, they also approached their local library, which services the entire County. The library staff are extremely supportive of the Group’s mission and proposed the creation of a special collection on breastfeeding, to be housed in the Children’s Department (“Parent and Teacher Education” section). The Group was very excited about this idea, as the library is centrally located in the community and highly utilized by many young families.