Early Literacy Stations

Over 4,000 learning activities at your child’s fingertips, now available at the Johnson City Public Library. The children’s area of the Johnson City Public Library has included computers meant specifically for children for years, but we just rolled our a new option designed especially for young children–the AWE Early Literacy Stations. These colorful computers are loaded with educational software to help children aged 1-10 learn reading, math, and science skills.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives technology grant provided funding for the new computers. Betty Cobb, Youth Services Manager at the Johnson City Public Library, pursued these new computers after seeing their benefits at another library. “They are so easy to use! There is no need to log in, so even children without library cards can use them. We have young children who want to use the computers but have problems manipulating the mouse. These computers give children a choice of using a touch screen or using the mouse.”

However, these aren’t the only computers the library has for children. Betty continues, “the other 8 computers we have are great for children to use the internet for research. They aren’t going away! The two new AWE computers are specialized and limited to just educational programs. Not only will this give parents a peace of mind that what the children are using is safe, but they are also learning and having fun.”

For more information on the new Early Literacy Stations or other services from the Youth Services Department, call us at 423-434-4458.

 

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