McCracken County Public Library in Kentucky Acquires 10 of AWE’s Educational Computers for Young Children

Share Article

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ is an Internet-Free Computer for Young Children that Provides Over 60 Educational Software Programs that Support Early Learning and School Readiness

computers for children, Early Literacy Station, AWE, McCracken County Public Library
“The Early Literacy Station is easy to use and has a great selection of fun and educational programs for our youngest patrons. We know early learning is crucial to a child's success."
- Linda Bartley, Youth Services Manager

The McCracken County Public Library has purchased 10 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers—AWE’s flagship digital learning solution—for its sole location in Paducah, Ky.

The library will be implementing eight all-in-one desktop computers and two portable netbook models. Both hardware platforms feature touchscreens.

AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It contains over 60 pre-loaded educational software programs organized using an intuitive interface. It offers children a safe, stand-alone touchscreen computer that does not require an Internet connection to operate. The software content spans all curriculum areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and more. It also features a host of administrative features including timed sessions and usage tracking.

“We decided to acquire the Early Literacy Stations after Julie Hart, our director, and I had the opportunity to ‘play’ on one at a recent ALA conference,” says Linda Bartley, Youth Services Manager for the library. “It was easy to use and had a great selection of fun and educational programs for our youngest patrons. We know early learning is crucial to a child's success. We also know not every child has access to technology at home, so having educational computers at the McCracken County Public Library is a definite community need.”

AWE’s flagship product, the Early Literacy Station, is found in over 35% of the public library systems across the United States and is also found in Canada. The Early Literacy Station is available in English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French.

###

About McCracken County Public Library (http://www.mclib.net)
The McCracken County Public Library has been serving the Paducah community for over 100 years. The McCracken County Public Library strives to provide a valuable personal experience. The library provides current, high-demand, high-interest resources in a variety of formats and methods to entertain, educate, and enrich our community.

About AWE, Inc. (http://www.awelearning.com)
AWE's mission is to inspire children to become lifelong learners. AWE’s engaging digital learning solutions are found in public libraries, schools, and child care centers. They provide self-directed learning environments, are easy to use, feature best-of-breed educational content, and can be personalized for every child. For more information, visit http://www.awelearning.com.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Doug Sell
Follow us on
Visit website