22 January 2007

Something new at the library- just for kids!

The new kid's computer is up and running at the Northfield Public Library. It combines durable, creative design, leading-edge technology and award-winning software. The Young Explorer computer is both child and parent friendly. The computer is available during library hours. Children will need a parent or an older sibling to assist them in playing the learning games. The games provide pre-reading skills reinforcement to challenge young minds, ages 3 – 7. The games allow the children to explore at their own pace, and enhance their learning through technology. The Library thanks to the efforts of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) Early Childhood Initiative and IBM’s KidSmart Learning Project in making this equipment possible.

Here is the Library's Americorps READS member Gilly Wigley as she demonstrates the new Young Explorers computer to Jack Garvey and Dilly Etter.

19 January 2007

Booker's County Stops

Booker Schedule
First Quarter 2007

Tuesdays (Week A)
January - 2 (Fred’s IGA), 16 (Jaycee Park), and 30 (Fred’s IGA)
February – 13 (Jaycee Park), 27 (Fred’s IGA)
March – 13 (Jaycee Park), 27 (Fred’s IGA)

1:00 – 2:45 – Holy Cross Catholic School, Webster

3:00 – 4:00 – Lonsdale (alternating between Fred’s IGA and Jaycee Park)

Tuesdays (Week B)
January 9 (City Hall), 23 (Riverside)
February 6 (City Hall), 20 (Riverside)
March 6 (City Hall), 20 (Riverside)

2:15 – 2:45 - Warsaw 23400 Farwell Ave. 507-685-2142

3:00 – 4:00 -
(City Hall and Riverside Mobile Home Park, alternating)
507-685-2302 City Hall 507-685-2933, Riverside

08 January 2007

Join the fun at FIRST STEPS!

Join the fun at 1st Steps Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 to noon.
FREE and open to all!

Hands on learning fun!
In the library's meeting room.