The Iredell County Public Library has been awarded a LSTA grant to purchase ten Early Literacy Stations for the public libraries in Statesville, Harmony, and Troutman. The Early Literacy Stations are specifically designed to be used by young children, toddlers through second grade. They come with an imaginative interface that includes a touch screen, a color-coded keyboard, and a child-size mouse. Children using these computers will be able to choose from more than 60 age-appropriate interactive educational games that are designed to support school readiness and cultivate a love of learning. Six of these stations have been installed in the children’s area of the library in Statesville, and two each are available in the Harmony and Troutman libraries.
LSTA funds awarded by the State Library of North Carolina are made possible through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Iredell Friends of the Library, the Harmony Friends of the Library, and the Troutman Friends of the Library all contributed matching funds for this project.