The Michigan based Wildlife Safari Company, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Bob Olsen (Click to enlarge)
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.