Computer Access Improves at Van Buren Library


Lines for the children’s computer area at Van Buren Public Library just grew a little shorter thanks to a concerned parent and some area children intent on improving their learning experience.

Parent Jennifer McKinney, the team at Carter’s Audio/Video in Van Buren, and an army of eager young learners produced a 90-second video for the AWE Digital Learning Solutions competition, beating out 12 other groups across the nation to capture the grand prize — a new Early Learning Station (ELS) valued at $3,000.

McKinney discovered the win in June and said the grand prize had arrived “a few weeks ago.”

The new computer comes equipped with a host of programs designed to make learning fun for children in the age range from two to eight. Click here to read the full story from our partners at