New learning tools at the Port Dover library

Seven new technology kits and a literacy computer are now available for young library guests to discover at the Port Dover library.Norfolk County Public Library and Execulink Telecom held an unveiling event last month at the Port Dover branch to showcase the new technology available.A grant of $4,693 from Execulink has been used to purchase an all-in-one touch screen After School Edge computer for use at the library, and seven maker kits that can be borrowed from the branch. The kits include items such as solar robots, a virtual reality headset, and Microbit Go sets.“These kits are about engineering, technology, science, and math, and we want you guys to be interested in all of this stuff,”  Ian Stevens, CEO of Execulink Telecom, said to a room full of elementary school students before they were able to open the kits and discover what was inside.Heather King, CEO of the Norfolk County Library, said, “These maker kits are a combination of books and equipment to help kids discover and learn a whole lot more about technology.”Hands-on learning opportunities are a great way to increase a child’s interest in technology-based literacy, King added.“It’s not just about bringing services to the community, it’s about becoming part of the community,” Stevens said about Execulink’s recent investments in Port Dover.astaylor@postmedia.com

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New learning tools at the Port Dover library