New Educational DVD Collection




By: Kristin Evans

Director of Library Services


                What was your favorite educational children’s show when you were growing up? Was it Sesame Street? Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood? Bill Nye the Science Guy? Unsurprisingly, mine was Reading Rainbow. TV programs that teach and entertain children at the same time are wonderful. Sadly, the library has never had a very strong collection of these types of materials. That is all going to change as a result of an Early Learning Collection grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the State Library of Missouri, a Division of the Secretary of State’s Office. The library has received just over $2,000.00 to purchase a wide array of current children’s video materials. The library’s collection will soon include such popular series as:

Dora the Explorer, Octonuats, Bubble Guppies, Doc McStuffins, Pocoyo, Wordworld, Timmy Time, The Magic School Bus, Sesame Street, Care Bears, Sid the Science Kid, Super Why, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Little Einsteins, and Rock ‘N Learn.

These materials target children ages birth-8 years of age. They are fun, entertaining, and educational. A total of 131 DVDs have been ordered. They are currently being processed and cataloged so they can go out on the shelves. The first batch of DVDs are already in the collection. These DVDs will be split between both library locations.

The library hopes that these DVDs will be a great resource to all of the families and little ones in our community who enjoy fun and educational programs. Please come and check-out this new collection at the Henry County Library throughout the coming month!