Students Choose @NPL

We had a heck of a time here on Friday afternoon with about 35 kids from Newark Middle School’s Students Choose program! Every 5 weeks, we have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with 30-60 kids who are a part of the Students Choose program, and it is super busy and super fun.

In the picture above, a few of our friends are trying out Ozobots (tiny robots that you can program just by drawing on paper!) for the first time.  They had a blast!

During these programs we offer a variety of activities for students to wander around and enjoy. The other activities we offered were:

Coding (code.org/learn)

MaKey MaKey

3D Printing

Board Games

LEGO Challenge

 

The kids seemed to have the most fun with our technology-based programs, which is exactly what we wanted. We’ve been focusing a lot on STEM-related activities here at the library for the past couple of years, and this program is just one of the ways that we try to promote STEM literacy in our community. The Students Choose program will be back next month. Stay tuned!

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