The times, they are a changin’. And I was shocked to see just how fast when I introduced a checkout system on a Chromebase computer earlier this year, which needed to be operated by a mouse. Students of all grades struggled with how to hold the mouse, click the button, hold the cursor still, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Can you believe that in the short time since touch screens and laptops have been invented, they’ve already become so mainstream that many children have never used a mouse?
Our old checkout system was doing its best, but the mouse issues were causing traffic jams, frustrated students, and even more frustrated librarians and library helpers. It was easy to see… we needed help. We needed a hero!
Luckily, Johnson Elementary School has a pretty incredible PTO.
Give a warm welcome and a big cheer to our brand new, state-of-the-art touch screen checkout computer. With incredible accuracy and speedy internet, this baby makes checkout with all grades a breeze. Compliments keep rolling in from students, staff, and visitors alike on our beautiful new piece of equipment. And we couldn’t’ have done it without an enrichment grant from the Johnson PTO!
Thanks to this generous gift from the Johnson Elementary School PTO, our library checkout is faster, easier, and more fun. This puts more smiles onto the faces of our readers and more books into the hands of our students.
Thank you so much to the Johnson Elementary School PTO for providing this generous gift to our library! We are so lucky to have you.