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August 2010

What’s New · Early Literacy Stations

Using the Early Literacy Station The Children’s Learning Center Early Literacy Station

Five separate gifts have made Early Literacy Stations (ELS) available at 16 Library locations. These all-in-one computer learning stations for young children (ages 2-10) are loaded with educational software programs that span seven curricular areas including reading, writing, science, math, geography, music and the arts. Each software program is imaginative, intuitive, and uses sound and graphics to encourage exploration and to draw kids into a learning adventure.

The Library Foundation provided a grant of $30,000 to purchase Early Literacy Stations for the Children’s Learning Center and Homework Central at the Main Library, and the Avondale, Bond Hill, College Hill, Corryville, Covedale, Madisonville, Northside, Price Hill, Walnut Hills, and West End branch libraries. The Anderson Township Library Association provided additional funds to purchase Early Literacy Stations for the Anderson and Mt. Washington branch libraries. A bequest from Wayne W. Wilkinson was used to purchase an ELS for the Mt. Healthy Branch Library. Gifts from the Charles H. Dater Fund and the Hosbrook Fund were used to purchase Early Literacy Stations respectively for the Westwood Branch Library and the Madeira Branch Library.