Monday, July 17, 2017

Upcoming After School Programs and a Request

Summer Reading is in full swing at Franklin County Library, but we are already looking ahead to the Fall and our After-School programs.

We will be picking up Marvelous Mondays again, beginning September 11th.  Kids of all ages will enjoy science experiments and crafts.  We are going to try a little earlier time this year, moving to 4:00, for the 20-30 minute program.

We are very excited this year, to introduce a new program on Wednesdays at 4:00, beginning September 13th.  In the as yet unnamed program, we will be learning about robots and coding.  The first semester, we will focus on Ozobots.  Ozobots are tiny 1" robots that can be programmed by drawing color codes on paper, or by using Ozoblockly to program them with a computer.  Following Ozobots, we will learn with Dot and Dash robots, Makey Makey, and Scratch.  This program is for kids ages 8 and up and will last 30-45 minutes.  

And now for the request...  Have you ever wondered how you could help Franklin County Library with all the things we do?  As you can imagine, there are several items we need in order to put these programs on.  We have created a "wishlist" on Amazon of things that would be helpful to have.  If you are at all interested in supporting our After-School programming you can click on the following links to see and/or purchase the things we need.


Marvelous Monday

You can also become a member of the Friends of the Library.  The Friends fund all of our programming including Marvelous Monday, Robots/Coding, and Summer Reading.  For a small membership fee, library staff can get you signed up to be a Friend!

Thank you!

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