Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #XI, Edmonton, Alberta
November XXVIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Check out the Kids Section David if your ever here in the Lois Hole Branch EPL. The kids are playing tag now, but confined to an area with mats & supervision. But the administrators are geniuses here. To prevent the kids from running around the entire branch crazily & disturbing folks with a need IV study silence areas, they make a game of it & the kids who run around w/o making any noise gets points towards free extra days that are fine free towards reading their books.
They also get points each & every time they tag another person & say "your it." Next they get a point IV each lap they run around in the assigned play area. The kids keep track counting their own & eachother's points. The more points they get, the more free EPL stuff they get in terms of prizes. In this way the games are still fun, but the kids are taught to be quiet & mathematical skills of counting & literary skills of writing those computations &/or figures out on paper. Plus the folks in Quiet Study areas really appreciate that the kids can be kids & still learn, while at the same time, they can be adults who learn. They also learn to appreciate the sublime adult supervision that the Lois Hole Branch EPL provides. Superb adult role models IV kids.