Friends donate new learning station to Braselton Library


Representatives of Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library were able to see how the learning system will benefit children. The Friends purchased the new system on behalf of the library. See LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

Thanks to the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, children are having fun as they learn through a new Early Literacy Station.

Ideal for ages 2-8, children can sit at the computer station at the library and learn on their own.

George Tuttle from the Piedmont Regional Library arrived recently to install the station for preschool and elementary ages. The Friends’ fundraising of $3,000 made possible the purchase.

Travis Hughson and Cannon Beck were eager to see how the new system would operate as was Jeremiah Perez.

Judee McMurdo, president of the Friends which supports the Braselton-West Jackson Library through volunteer efforts, advocacy and fundraising, said libraries are being encouraged to purchase the Early Literacy Stations which do not need an Internet connection or assistance from staff for youngsters to learn while enjoying the interactive experience with math, science, geography, spelling and more.

McMurdo was joined by several Friends members for the recent unveiling of the system including Dorothy Drake, Kay Schulte, Marilyn Deal and Roy Fulkerson.

Library manager Bev Adkins and assistant manager Lori Hayes said they were pleased with the new addition to the library’s offerings. While addition stations are hoped for as the Winder Library obtained three of the stations through a grant, Adkins says she wants children to try the station for its suitability to meeting their learning needs.

Friends of the Library welcomes members and volunteers to be involved at AFTERWORDS store and café, located in the library. Marilyn Deal serves as volunteer chairman and can be reached by calling 770-289-7224 or emailing

Donations to the Friends, which donated more than $20,000 to the library through June, can be directed to treasurer Roy Fulkerson.

Memberships of $10 annually, $100 lifetime or $500 for corporate can be sent to Friends of BWJ Library, in care of Hector Iglesias, 9032 Lexington Court, Braselton, GA 30517.

You can also reach Iglesias by calling 678-963-5423 or emailing

Braselton Library Friends donate computer

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George Tuttle, who handles IT for the Piedmont Regional Linrary System, arrived to set up the new learning station.
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In short order, the touch screen was ready to get interactive.
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Tuttle talked through some of the learning aspects of the system with representatives of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, the organization financing the purchase.
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The new station is available for children to spend some time learning at the library.
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Jeremiah Perez was the first child to take a seat at the new station.
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Jeremiah Perez, who often comes to the library, wanted to hear more about how the system worked.
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Jeremiah Perez checks out the new station just as George Tuttle got the station set up and Cannon Beck and Travis Hughson waited for a chance to see it in action.