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Libraries play an essential role in supporting children in learning, they truly become to heart and soul of a school and community. In this digital age, it may be hard to understand why libraries are still important, however,even though libraries are changing, they still offer a lot of benefits for young students.
Provide equal access to resources
For those who have access to computers, smartphones, and tablets, the library may not seem that important as they can easily access any information quickly or download new books straight to their tablet to read. However, for those who do not have access to technology, libraries play a big role. Libraries are a wonderful place for young children to browse the book collection on library shelves, complete research assignments, or for those seeking homework help on the computers.
Offer a sense of community
The local library is one of the most popular meeting places. Young students may meet at the library to work on a project, or to meet their friends from school in the afternoon. Libraries also foster a sense of community by offering programs for kids and teenagers, such as storytimes for young children or book clubs for young adults.
Obtaining a library card is a special moment for children as it opens up a whole new world of learning. However, with a library card comes great responsibility. Children can borrow books and movies but need to bring them back on their due dates. If a book is returned damaged or late, it results in a fine. This makes a library card a great asset in teaching young children responsibility.
Encourage life-long learning
Young children cannot visit a library without learning something. For example, if they are reading books, they are learning new words, or if they are playing a game on the library computer, they are likely building their math and reading skills. As children grow older, the library continues to be a place where they can learn. Libraries foster long-term success, when it comes time to find a job and start a career, the library will help in creating resumes and provide interview tips.
At Abax Kingfisher, we are dedicated to making libraries a safe place for young children. Contact us today to find out how we can help bring your vision alive.