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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • I invite the letter writer of April 1 and all those who may have similarly assumed from reading the March 21 Mail Tribune article featuring a photo of a 3-year-old on a Medford Library computer that we may be "sending toddlers directly to computer games and bypassing books" to please come to the library and see for yourselves.
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  • I invite the letter writer of April 1 and all those who may have similarly assumed from reading the March 21 Mail Tribune article featuring a photo of a 3-year-old on a Medford Library computer that we may be "sending toddlers directly to computer games and bypassing books" to please come to the library and see for yourselves.
    You will find a myriad of activities and materials at any branch of the Jackson County Library that promote early literacy and support families who want to share the joy of reading together. You'll see babies in their mother's arms, wobblers and preschoolers happily arriving for storytime.
    You'll see elementary school classes touring the library and learning where to find books for their research projects. You'll find kids with their parents looking for books to read for "Battle of the Books."
    You'll hear the quiet buzz of parents and grandparents reading to rapt youngsters on their laps. If you come in June, July or August, you'll hear a little louder commotion — that of kids of all ages participating in the annual summer reading program. And, yes, you'll see kids on computers. But, you will not conclude that we have bypassed books! — Patt Colwell, children's librarian, Jackson County Library, Medford branch
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