We are so excited to have been awarded a grant from (IEEE) the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers ! Mr. Norm Phoenix visited our library to present us with our award.
In the next few weeks, we are going to use this generous grant to purchase circulating science kits! We will have a robot, an arduino board, and snap circuits, that you can check out from the library and build at home.
We will also have kits where you can learn to use renewable energy sources, like wind, solar and water!
Each of our kits will have their own backpack and will include additional materials like dvd’s and books on the same topic.
These are just a few of the projects you will be building:
(From left to right, Snap Circuits Green : Alternative Energy Kit, Ozobot 20 Bit Robot, and Solar Thermal Lab Science Kit)
In the comments below, let us know which one you will check out first!
Be sure to visit the library today for your Earth Day button and show your support for our beautiful planet!
“The first Earth Day was in 1970. After damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, a national “teach-in” was held that focused on educating the public about the environment.” – LiveScience.com
This Earth Day will also feature marches around the United States to show support for scientists and those who work to save the environment.
Here is more information on how to help our planet.
Here are some fun links of Earth Day activities to do with kids!
Chicago area volunteer activities from The Chicago Tribune
5 ways to celebrate earth with your kids
It feels like we just celebrated the first day of summer, it’s practically the first day of school So that means looking forward to a new year of learning, meeting new friends and most fun, shopping for new school supplies!
STEM Study Tips
Study Tips for Kids
Your First Day of School Outfit
Pack a Healthy Lunch
Help Your Child Get Ready for School
First Day of School Checklist
Healthy After School Snacks
Help Your Child Make New Friends
Come visit our cocooning caterpillars! Just today, the last of them attached to the lid of the cup and that means that in a week or so, they will become beautiful painted lady butterflies.
Our library has always wanted to create a garden in our lovely unused outdoor space. We received a grant from The Illinois State Library to incorporate STEM principles to foster a love of nature and healthy self-esteem in our young patrons and made our dream come true. We had a special garden-themed story time and then spent the afternoon outside planting with the kids.
The Public Library Association published the story in their magazine PLA Online. You can read it here. Thanks in advance!
Remember, Green Thumbs Garden Club meets the last Wednesday of every month @ 6:30!