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Early Literacy Stations

Early Literacy Stations are available at these branches:

  • Alta Vista
  • Beaverbrook
  • Carp
  • Cumberland
  • Elmvale Acres
  • Greely
  • Greenboro
  • Hazeldean
  • Main
  • Manotick
  • Orléans
  • Osgoode
  • Rosemount
  • Ruth E. Dickinson
  • Stittsville

What is an Early Literacy Station?

The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a computer that is loaded with educational games for kids. The ELS:

  • Supports learning through a non-traditional format
  • Helps bridges education with technology
  • Inspires learning and imagination
  • Is suitable for children ages 2-8
  • Has an interactive and dynamic interface; actions are made by touchscreen, mouse and keyboard
  • Has bright and engaging graphics and intuitive menus
  • Is safe and secure as it requires no Internet connection
  • Has over 50 software programs installed spanning these subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, art and music, and reference
  • Has bilingual games and some available only in English or French
  • Requires near-zero technical support

Using an Early Literacy Station:

  • Proceed to the station and start using it
  • Customers do not need to have a Library card

Apps loaded on the Early Literacy Stations

A list of apps loaded on the early literacy stations
English French Bilingual
Arthur’s Birthday/Arthur’s Teacher Trouble  Frankie CE1 7–8 ans  The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight
Britannica Elementary and Student Encyclopedia   Frankie CP 6–7 ans  Click!
Getting Ready for Kindergarten  Frankie Drôles d’Animaux ClueFinders 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Adventures 
The Gingerbread Man Frankie Globe-Trotters Fingertapps Instruments-Band, Instruments-Solo, Jelly Jigsaw, Paint, and Sky Writer 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears   Frankie Les Aventuriers du Temps Giggles My Musical World*/Giggles ABCs and 123s* 
Harry and the Haunted House Frankie Maternelle Grande Section 5–6 ans Krazy ArtRoom 
Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers  Frankie Maternelle Moyenne 3–5 ans La Casa de Dora
History Explorer  Giggles Enfants mes amis les animaux Libre Office: Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer 
JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten  Les Ani’Malins Numéro 2 Math Arena and Math Doodles
Know Your Europe   Lisa La Maison du Temps et de l’Espace Merriam Webster Dictionary 
Little Monster at School  Mia - Les mathématiques Plumo at the Circus
Millie’s Math House Mia : Sciences Plumo at the Zoo
Miss Humblebee’s Academy Millie, La Maison des Maths Speakaboos Interactive Storybooks
MusiCan 1, MusiCan 2-3, MusicCan 4-5 Rockumentaire: a la Ferme, Dansez, La Salle de Classe, Les Couleurs SpeedCrunch
My Amazing Human Body  Sammy : La Maison des Sciences SpongeBob SquarePants Typing 
Photo Kit Junior   Thinkin’ Things: Toony The Loon’s Lagoon 
Reader Rabbit Toddler    Trudy’s Time and Place House
Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics    Tux Paint 
Sammy’s Science House    
Space and the Universe     
World Explorer     
World of Goo     

Can other apps be downloaded?

No. Software versions and selections are updated annually by the supplier.