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October 24, 2013

Degenstein Community Library Adds Early Literacy Computer Stations

— SUNBURY — Degenstein Community Library announces the acquisition of two Early Literacy Stations, each computer loaded with over 55 educational software titles for children ages 2–8. Purchase of the computers was made possible by a $6,500 grant from Sunbury Area Community Foundation, which is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. One of the computers is in English, with the other bilingual English/Spanish.

The systems are designed to attract and educate toddlers through early elementary school ages, featuring an imaginative interface, colorful keyboard, and tiny mouse. Their educational software covers seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference. Many of the programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities.

Software titles include: Stellaluna, La Casa de Dora, USA Explorer, Kidspiration, Reader Rabbit, MusiCan, JumpStart, Sesame Street, Math Doodles, Kid Pix 3D, World of Goo and many more.

“These Early Literacy Stations are wonderful new resources for the toddlers and young students using the library,” says Director Gail Broome. “The kids are having fun and learning at the same time.”

Additional information about Sunbury Area Community Foundation can be found at www.csgiving.org.

 

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