W.K. Kellogg Library opens family space

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: March 16th, 2018
Costa Rican storyteller José Martínez acts out a tale before Payasita Chispita (Sparky the Clown) livens up the event with some physical humor.

Costa Rican storyteller José Martínez acts out a tale before Payasita Chispita (Sparky the Clown) livens up the event with some physical humor.

On March 9, the W.K. Kellogg Library at EARTH University inaugurated a new interactive learning space for families to gather. The project aims to promote reading and educational fun to the children of EARTH professors, on- and off-campus employees and nearby community members.

The new space – featuring a collection of paperback books, music, audiobooks, videos and educational games for youth – is accessible every day, including after 2 p.m. on weekends.

The project also seeks to encourage students from the University’s on-campus primary and secondary school (Escuela CATIE at EARTH) to make use of the Library’s vast resources, from its many study pods to its diverse media materials.

In the opening event, 85 students from Escuela CATIE at EARTH and nearby educational institutions from Iroquois and Mercedes took part in the storytelling and other artistic activities.