The McCormick County Library wants parents to know about a fun, new learning opportunity for their children at the library. A unique computer workstation, called an Early Literacy Station or “ELS”, is now available with more than forty-five educational software titles for kids ages 2-10. The workstation offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS is located near the children’s area and is equipped with both a small mouse and a touchscreen to promote easy learning and discovery.

“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for introducing young children to computers and for providing kids with a fun way to learn,” says library director Paul Brown. The educational software covers seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference. Software titles include:

Millie’s Math House            



SpongeBob SquarePants Typing          

Reader Rabbit Phonics           

USA Explorer                                               

My Amazing Human Body     

Sesame Street First Steps

And many more!                            

A library card is needed in order to use the ELS or take advantage of the many other services and materials provided at the library. Library cards are free but do require a parent’s permission/signature for children. For more information contact the library at 852-2821 or mccormicklibrary@hotmail.com.