Monday, March 1, 2010

Library adds Early Literacy Station for kids

The Cloquet Public Library announces the recent acquisition of the Early Literacy Station (ELS), a computer workstation loaded with more than 45 educational software titles for children ages 2-10. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, stand-alone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS is located in the Children’s Section of the library. It has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery.

“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our toddlers to fifth grade patrons,” says Lisbeth Boutang, Children’s Librarian. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning.”

The ELS purchase was made possible through generous donations from patrons, the Friends of the Cloquet Public Library, the Kiwanis Golden K of Cloquet, and a grant from the Minnesota Library Foundation. The Cloquet Public Library is working toward the acquisition of another Early Literacy Stations through additional donations from individuals and groups. For more information, call 879-1531.

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