Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

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Early Literacy Stations

Early Literacy Stations are available at these branches:

  • Alta Vista
  • Beaverbrook
  • Carp
  • Cumberland
  • Elmvale Acres
  • Greely
  • Greenboro
  • Hazeldean
  • Main
  • Manotick
  • Orléans
  • Osgoode
  • Rosemount
  • Ruth E. Dickinson
  • Stittsville

What is an Early Literacy Station?

The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a computer that is loaded with educational games for kids. The ELS:

  • Supports learning through a non-traditional format
  • Helps bridges education with technology
  • Inspires learning and imagination
  • Is suitable for children ages 2-8
  • Has an interactive and dynamic interface; actions are made by touchscreen, mouse and keyboard
  • Has bright and engaging graphics and intuitive menus
  • Is safe and secure as it requires no Internet connection
  • Has over 50 software programs installed spanning these subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, art and music, and reference
  • Has bilingual games and some available only in English or French
  • Requires near-zero technical support

Using an Early Literacy Station:

  • Proceed to the station and start using it
  • Customers do not need to have a Library card

Can other apps be downloaded?

No. Software versions and selections are updated annually by the supplier.