Monday night at the Powell Branch, we hosted a Beginner Robotics program with COSI where kids ages 6-10 were able to build and program a functional robot using LEGOs. Before they began building, the COSI team members discussed robots and performed a live demo where kids learned some basics of programming. Then the kids were given kits with all of the pieces they needed to build a drumming monkey robot.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet a mermaid? Here at the Ostrander Branch Library we wonder no more. Last night during our April Family night, Katey Mermaid came by for a visit. Katey read s
This past month at the Powell Branch Library we made some more awesome, epic stop motion videos! Kids ages 6-8 came up with stories for their videos and worked together using the techniques of stop motion animation to take a series of pictures using their LEGO pieces.
These pictures all came together to create some pretty amazing videos!
Check out their hard work in the video below.
Don’t put the eggs away as soon as Easter is over! Plastic eggs provide all kinds of opportunities for early learning activities for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Fine Motor Skills
The Delaware Main Library recently launched a trial of a new computer product in the children's section. Designed by experts in early childhood education, ABCmouse.com curriculum encompasses reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music for children ages 2 - 7.
This past Monday
Ostrander Branch Library’s Book Bunch had a doggone great time. Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) came and taught about dog care and safety. They brought three adorable dogs that the kids were able to pet and play with. We learned what to do when encountering a strange dog, how we should treat and care for our own dogs and had lots of questions answered about all things doggy.
How far can you toss a caber? Have you ever tasted a lavender scone or listened to Scottish or Irish music? Ostrander’s After School Book Bunch experienced these things and more on Tuesday March 10th when we had our Celtic Celebration.
Happy Chinese New Year or “Xin Nian Kuaile”.
Ostrander Branch Library's Book Bunch celebrated 2015 The Year of the Goat (or sheep). We played games using chopsticks instead of our hands, listened to Chinese proverbs from the book, The Pandas and their Chopsticks: and Other Animal Stories. We made Chinese drums, snacked on fortune cookies and learned how the New Year is celebrated in China.