Early literacy computers ‘AWE’ children at libraries

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
AWE Early Literacy Stations entertain and teach young library patrons.

DEARBORN – All Dearborn public libraries received AWE Early Literacy Station Computers, with the help of a $10,000 donation from Ford Motor Co.

The new machines feature touch screens and the latest versions of educational software that focus on the six skills of the Every Child Ready to Read initiative: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print motivation.

AWE machines allow children ages 2 to 8 the opportunity to experience technology safely, since they are not connected to the Internet, while engaging them in educational games.

Four stations are at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.; three at the Esper Branch, 12929 W. Warren Ave.; and one at the Bryant Branch, 22100 Michigan Ave.

Go to the library’s website, www.dearbornlibrary.org, or stop by any of Dearborn’s libraries for more information.