Time flies and Wool Community Library is still flying high. Having celebrated the milestone of 4 years of successful Community Management in mid January, the volunteers of Friends of Wool Library have now unveiled a new service coupled with yet another livelty Children’s event.
A Digital Morning on the wet and windy Wednesday of half-term saw excited children amusing themselves with Ozobots, miniature robots under the guidance of volunteers, Sue and Andrew Kerr assisted by David Smith and Jane Pearson. By drawing out a map of coded instructions the robots were programmed to follow a route and instructed to change colour and direction. The children were increasingly inventive in commanding their robots and also went on to work with progammes that turned balls of playdough into pianos and Bongo drums when linked to a small laptop: Fun in using technology proving a great hands learning experience
Alongside this hive of activity, Wool Community Library was pleased to launch the first session by its Digital Champion, Matt Ingram who was there to assist any of the Library adult users who wanted help or advice with their, laptop, iPad or smartphone. Three “clients” braved the elements to benefit from the free advice session. Matt hopes to announce a regular weekly session as soon as possible.
Sue Kerr, Chair of the Friends of Wool Library said, “We were very lucky to be able to borrow the Osobots and other equipment from Dorset Library Service for our half-term event. We are keen to diversify our offer to our local community and further extend our outreach. We are already seeing an increase in use since the withdrawal of the mobile library service to our outlying villages. We look forward to developing our Digital Champion Service”