Library Blog

Math + Art = Pi Day (or Any Day!) Fun

Pi Day Activity

Children do not need to be advanced mathematicians to celebrate Pi Day. This easy math art project is easily adaptable for kids of all ages. The only skills necessary are counting to 9, coloring mostly in the lines, and some creativity.    Materials:  ½ inch graph paper  Black marker or crayon  Crayons, markers, watercolors, chalk, or colored pencils   … read more >>

Women in STEAM

women in science

March is Women’s History Month, when we remember the vital role of women in our nation’s history. Despite a history of being discouraged from entering them, women have long been making contributions to STEM/STEAM fields.  Their contributions have entered into pop culture with movies like Hidden Figures and fictionalized into TV series like The Bletchley Circle. These books… read more >>

Sharing Science: Books for Babies and Toddlers

mom and baby reading

It is never too early to start sharing books and having conversations with your child. You can start sharing science vocabulary and processes with your littlest one right now. Here are a few aspects to look for when selecting appropriate and engaging science picturebooks for our youngest learners. Each aspect is accompanied by a recommended… read more >>

STEAM Cup Challenges

cups stacked in tower

Even before we were staying at home all of the time, many families were gathering once a week or more to have family get-togethers. Whether you watch a movie that you finally agree upon, or gather around the table for a board game, there are many activities that can bond you as a family. How about including some… read more >>

Build a Fort!

playing in a blanket fort

Building a fort from blankets and couch cushions is a part of just about everyone’s childhood. It can be a place to snuggle, read or explore your imagination. Your fort can be a castle and you can be the kings, queens and royal subjects, you could pretend your fort is a treehouse up high in… read more >>

STEAM Activity Books to Spark Creativity

steam challenge

 STEAM activities are a great way to engage new skills and creative thinking, all while learning something along the way! Here is a list of kid-friendly activity books to get you started, with hundreds of recipes, experiments, and projects. All of these titles available to borrow on Hoopla and can be found in the Juvenile Nonfiction tag.  Amazing (Mostly) Edible Science will let you explore… read more >>

Minecraft Challenge: Roller Coaster!

Minecraft challenge graphic

Hello Friends! It’s time for the Library’s weekly challenge! Every week we’ll post a new challenge for school age children.   Our week nine challenge is to build an awesome roller coaster in Minecraft.  Pick a theme and build your coaster.  Add other rides, stands, and attractions to make a whole theme park if you want!  Remember to post a picture… read more >>