Thanks to The Friends of the Dover Public Library, the Children's Room now has a new computer station for our young patrons. The Early Literacy Station is a self-contained educational computer for children ages 2-8. This easy to use system allows the child to select from a wide range of carefully chosen programs (represented by the cartoon-like icons) by clicking the child-sized mouse or by touching the screen.
As soon as the computer was set up in the Children's Room (we just had to plug it in!), three librarians were trying it out when a young patron asked, "Can I try that?". She quickly found her way to "Dora's World Adventure" and had no problem figuring things out. I have a feeling that our young patrons will be teaching us how to navigate the 50+ programs that cover 7 subject areas--Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Music & Art, and Reference!