New Lending Library offers unique tools for learning

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America Yu-Lee checks out items for her sons at the new Lending Library. Located inside the Havelock-Craven County Public Library, the Lending Library offers unique educational games and tools for parents and childcare workers to check out and use to help teach children.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 06:31 PM.

There is simply something of interest for every child in the new Lending Library at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.

More than 200 items from unusual building blocks to musical instruments, and theme boxes featuring community, careers and cultures of the world are available for parents of children, childcare providers and teachers to check out in the new library program.

"This is a big day for us. It means growth," said Margie Garrison, librarian in Havelock. "This is just a marvelous way to teach children."

The library held a celebration last week to open the Lending Library.

"I think it’s wonderful that through the Bate Foundation that the library was able to make this possible," said Shirley Selepes, a member of the Friends of the Havelock Library group. "Anything to make our children as knowledgeable as we can is a good thing."

The Bate Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to purchase the materials in a collaborative project between Craven Smart Start and the library.

"We’ve tried to spend our money wisely," said Pinkie Moore, Craven Smart Start outreach coordinator. "We’re really pleased to do this."

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