Wildlife Safari at the Library August 25

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T
he Michigan based Wildlife Safari CompanWildlife Safari photoy, devel­op­ers of excit­ing, enter­tain­ing, hands-on nat­ural sci­ence pro­grams that per­fectly com­bine edu­ca­tion and enter­tain­ment, will be at the Millington Arbela District Library on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

The Wildlife Safari Company’s safari themed shows promote the con­cept of safe, fun and pos­i­tive inter­ac­tions with liv­ing crea­tures. Their staff of licensed pro­fes­sional ani­mal han­dlers and a biologist are highly trained to work with a large vari­ety of animals.

The Wildlife Safari Company offers a large vari­ety of exotic ani­mals from around the world for their shows. They pro­vide the safest, most excit­ing ani­mal encoun­ters for peo­ple of all ages. All of their pro­grams are very hands-on.

For more infor­ma­tion, call the library at 1 (989) 871‑2003.

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Early Literacy Station For Kids

AWE Early Literacy Station

B
ring your favorite kid and try out the AWE Early Literacy Station™ at the Millington Arbela District Library. The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a dynamic, dig­i­tal learn­ing solu­tion, touch screen com­puter. It is intended for use by chil­dren aged two to eight. It requires no Internet con­nec­tion so it is safe and secure.

It fea­tures more than 60 edu­ca­tional soft­ware pro­grams that have been designed to teach skills in math, read­ing, logic and other areas. The edu­ca­tional titles are dis­played using engag­ing graph­ics and intu­itive menus. The touch screen works well for lit­tle hands that can­not use a mouse.ELS and happy kids photo

In addi­tion to favorites like Dora the Explorer and World of Goo, the con­tent is an eclec­tic mix. The Early Literacy Station fea­tures a lot of recently devel­oped gems includ­ing: Speakaboos e-books, Math Doodles, Kid Pix 3D, Know Your World, Volcanic Panic, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Britannica Learning Suite, SpongeBob SquarePants Typing, and Science Express.

In the year since it was donated by the Millington Lions Club, the ELS has proven to be very pop­u­lar with both chil­dren and their par­ents. It can be found in the Southeast cor­ner of the library’s Children’s Area.

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Michigan Activity Pass 2015

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W
ant to explore some of Michigan’s most pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tions? Library card­hold­ers can through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

The Michigan Activity Pass pro­gram is expand­ing in its third year. Four hun­dred libraries across the state, includ­ing the Millington Arbela District Library, are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram. This is the result of a part­ner­ship between Blue Cross Blue Shield and the State of Michigan.

The pass is good for one day’s admis­sion to Michigan’s state parks, his­toric sites, and cul­tural attrac­tions. Learn more at this link.

Posted in Community, Library News

Granite Counter Top Installed

new granite counter top on the circulation desk

Photo by Bob Olsen (Click to enlarge)

Y
ou are wel­come to stop in to see the new gran­ite counter top on the library’s cir­cu­la­tion desk. The pre­vi­ous counter top was show­ing signs of its age and the wear of years of hav­ing books and other mate­ri­als slid over its Formica® surface.

The library board decided to invest in a more durable, organic and attrac­tive replace­ment by choos­ing gran­ite stone, rather than plas­tic. The length of the library’s clo­sure was deter­mined by: the need to remove every­thing from the counter top, removal of the exist­ing counter top, per­for­mance of elec­tri­cal improve­ments to meet elec­tri­cal codes, instal­la­tion of the new counter top, allowance of time for all adhe­sives to suf­fi­ciently dry and re-installation of all four com­put­ers, bar code scan­ners etc. on the new counter top.

It is hoped that the new cir­cu­la­tion desk’s counter top, which is one of the first things noticed when enter­ing the library, will make a more pleas­ant and sub­stan­tial state­ment about the community.

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