Tuesday, February 21, 2017

S.T.E.M. Playground : Straw Buildings, Snap Circuits & More! (Ages 2 to 102)


School's off so come and explore S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at the library.  No registration required  Drop-in to this informal program. Stay a few minutes or several hours.  (Expanded to allow younger children with Duplo, Shapes, & Train Sets)

Create circuits with Snap Circuits; build simple machines with Legos; construct with Keva blocks, K'nex, or Straw Builders; defy gravity with your balancing skills; engineer a roller coaster; explore magnets; solve a math or science puzzler and more.


  • Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set Up (big bin of track & trains) – kids laid out tracks and played (on the stage)

on the floor:

on tables:

  • Deciphering codes (left over from Crazy 8’s Spy Program)
  • Visual Brainstorms Cards
  • Blokus Game
  • Checkers Game
  • Keva Blocks
  • Magnetic Blocks
  • Lego
  • K’nex
  • Snap Circuits
  • Unit Cubes



LOOKING FOR MORE STEM FUN? – Sign up for this program on March 2nd:


Celebrate Maker and Women's History Month -- We'll hear the story of Margaret E. Knight, the nineteenth century inventor who figured out how to make a machine that could fold a flat-bottomed paper bag, then we’ll make wild and wonderful paper bag creations.

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