Livonia library introduces early literacy program
By Frank Sykes | Livonia Public Library Director
We want children and their parents to get excited about what their local library has to offer them.
Recently, the Livonia Public Library was successful in obtaining a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries to help purchase AWE Early Literacy Stations™ for the young patrons in our community.
The new AWE ELS computers are a fun, interactive, and engaging way of learning.
These self-contained work stations are loaded with over 50 educational software programs for ages two through 10, designed around New York State educational standards, that range in the areas of music, science, math, history, geography, phonics and problem-solving.
Each station has a touch screen, colorful keyboard and a child-sized mouse. These programs will engage children through gaming while simultaneously promoting literacy.
Today’s libraries are no longer merely a refuge for printed materials. They are cultural, educational, and recreational centers providing cutting edge services, technology, and programs to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.
We are anticipating that through the Early Literacy Program and a collaborative relationship with Livonia CSD, we will create a community of first time library users and lifelong learners.