A WQED program that provides libraries with a curriculum based on PBS Kids shows is expanding beyond the station’s broadcast area and partnering with a neighboring public broadcaster.

Now in its third year with local funding, the Inquire Within program is launching in 10 libraries throughout West Virginia in partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting. WQED already works with 30 libraries within its TV broadcast area, which covers southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

“Public libraries and public media really serve the same population and really have the same mission at heart, so it’s really not a far leap to put those together,” said Gina Masciola, WQED’s manager of education projects.

WQED provides each library with supplies for readings, episode screenings, character visits

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