Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Home RSS

Mansfield Trust boosts Tama Library computers and a new space for teens

October 9, 2018
From: Julie Shook - Tama Library Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

From: Julie Shook

Library Director

The Louise and Lucile Hink Tama Public Library has received a grant from the Mansfield Charitable Trust for $10,000. This money is to be used for the purchase of two AWE-Early Literacy Computers for our children's library and for some new furniture to start a Teen area in the library.

Article Photos

Pair of new AWE-Early Literacy Computers have been added to the Tama Library’s childrens area through the generosity of the Mansfield Trust.
-Photo provided

We've purchased the computers and they are now setup for use for children age 2-8. Children age 5 and under need to have an adult with them in the library and children will have a much better learning experience with an adult helping them. The computers came with 73 pre-loaded programs with over 4000 fun localized interactive learning activities. Content spans all curriculum areas and covers all components of STREAM education.

Some of the titles include Jumpstart advanced Kindergarten, Math Doodles, Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics, SpongeBob Squarepants Typing, and World of Goo.

Computers are available for one hour sessions. All computers at the library are shutdown 30 minutes before closing time each day.

A reminder that library edition is available on the library's computers and can be used on your device if you connect to our wireless network. Computers sessions can be extended, if no one is waiting, if you are using the Ansestry databases or the other electronic databases the library subscribes to for your use. These databases can be accessed through the library's webpage at

You can access our Gale databases, Credo and Transparent Language programs through the library or from your home with your own internet connection.

The Gale databases include Academic OneFile; Agriculture Collection; Books & Authors; Business, Economics and Therory Collection; Business Insights:Essentials; Chilton Library; Communication and Mass Media Collection; Criminal Justice Collection; Culinary Arts Collection; Diversity Studies Collection; Educator's Reference Complete; Environmental Studies and Policy Collection.

And, Fine Arts and Music Collection; Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection; Gender Studies Collection; General OneFile; General Science Collection; Health Reference Center-Academic; Health and Wellness Resource Center; Home Improvement Collection; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection; InfoTrac Newstand; Information Science and Library Issues; Informe; Insurance and Liability Collection; Kids InfoBits; Military and Intelligence Database; Nursing and Allied Health Collection; Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine; Pop Culture Collection; Popular Magazines; Power Search; Professional Collection; Psychology Collection; Religion and Philosophy Collection; Research Context; Small Business Collection; Student Edition; U.S. History Collection; Vocations and Careers Collections; War and Terrorism Collection; and World History Collection.

Credo has full text articles from 1,237 titles and with Transparent Languages you can learn a new language, step by step. You can save where you were in your lessons and move on the next time you log in.

October starts our winter hours, which means we will be open on weekends again. Saturday 9-12 and Sunday 1-4. Sunday is Movie Day at the library. Movies start at 1:30.



I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web