Preschoolers hone purchasing skills at library

The Iola Public Library served as a temporary "grocery store" to allow preschoolers to play pretend while teaching skills they will need in kindergarten.

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December 5, 2022 - 2:36 PM

Children enjoy the Family Place Center at the Iola Public Library. They are from Munchkinland and Ready Set Learn preschools. Photo by Richard Luken

There are times when a little noise in the library is perfectly acceptable.

Lesa Cole, youth services librarian at the Iola Public Library, watched with content as the gaggle of preschoolers flocked to the newest addition to the Family Place Center in the children’s section last week.

There, the youngsters excitedly got acquainted with the toy checkout stand, as if they were in an actual grocery store.

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