It’s been a busy summer!
Here’s 10 summer highlights including special guests (Summer Learning Challenge performers) and fun filled programs hosted by library staff!
Bay Area Discovery Museum – Try it Truck!
The Bay Area Discovery Museum was a hit for hands on exploration at Grand Avenue Library! Be sure to check out this truck whenever you get a chance! There’s plenty of STEM learning projects, activities, and new technology on board!
Live bats were brought into the library for this special program! Children were able to see and learn how bats are good for our ecosystem. Echo location was a fun topic along with bat communication at frequencies that humans can’t hear! There was even a bat simulator which made bat noises audible to human ears.
West Orange Library hosted a three part series where students learned the 3D design skills to create robot parts using OnShape. Participants were asked to book time with our 3D printers and print pieces out before the next session! Here are some pictures from Part One:
Part Two included taking these 3D printed parts, other components, and learning how to solder them together to create more permanent electrical connections!
Part Three included programming these robots to finally race! For a more detailed look at recreating this project, please view https://eleccelerator.com/blog/ written by Frank Zhao whom led our Robotics Competition program series! Thank you, Frank!
During this captivating sound and light show, our special guest was able to demonstrate several different kinds of instruments! The lights were turned low and we saw paper puppets brought to life by the light box!
After the shadow puppet show, children created their own puppets and tested them out on the light box!
Yearly visits from Park and Rec are always something to look forward to during the summer! Students gain hands on learning with our Makerspace equipment! Contact us if you’d like to arrange a Makerspace or library class visit!
Led by library assistant, Jovi, kids expressed their inner artist and demonstrated story telling abilities with this installment of STEAM focused on the letter “A” for Art!
Science club meets regularly and there’s always tons of fun whether creating slime or as seen in the pictures below, learning about science through construction of atoms!
West Orange Library was at full capacity for the Spencer Grey Magic Show! Be sure to view all the photos on our Instagram page!
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Thank you #spencergreymagic for an engaging & captivating #magicshow with cards, balloons, illusions, audience participation, and more! Next Saturday, West Orange Library is hosting its final performer for the #summerlearningchallenge ! Read all you can and turn in those logs for your free books and prizes!
The great Sterling Johnson came to visit South San Francisco Public Library as the last special guest of the Summer Learning Challenge!
Another program at full capacity with quite a few teenagers was the Do-It-Yourself Mason Jar Fireflies program hosted by library assistant, Aris! The fun craft had over 70 patrons using their imagination and motor skills to create beautiful take home projects!
The Summer Learning Challenge officially ends tomorrow on Friday, August 30th! You still have time to turn in your summer learning logs and claim those prizes!
For more programs and events that South San Francisco Public Library has in store for you this fall, pick up a makerspace brochure or view the digital copy below:
Thanks for spending your summer with us and we hope to see you soon!