Photo: Senator Fuschillo (right center), Amityville Library Director Nora Schual (left center), Children’s Librarian Christina Mitchell (left) and Children’s Department Head Celine Lieffrig (right) are pictured with the Crayon Kiosk and iPads which are used as educational tools for the Library’s child patrons.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited the Amityville Library to view new educational technology which was purchased through $5,000 in state funding he secured.
The funding allowed the library to purchase iPads which can be used by patrons, including children. Children use the iPads, which are situated in a “Crayon Kiosk,” to play preloaded educational apps which teach them about subjects such as math, science, reading, writing, and problem solving. According to the Amityville Library, between 300 and 400 children use the devices each month.
“Interactive educational technology makes learning more exciting and engaging. Using this technology, the Amityville Library is making learning fun for hundreds of children,” said Senator Fuschillo.
“On behalf of the Amityville Library, we thank Senator Fuschillo for securing funding to enable us to purchase this technology. The iPads and Crayon Kiosk are widely utilized and extremely popular. Walk through the children’s section at anytime and you’ll see kids diligently concentrating on their educational games. They are a great addition to the Library and are helping us provide even better service to the community,” said Amityville Library Director Nora Schual.