Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Age Range: 5-12 yearsTime: One hour for three challenges with in-person groups; One hour per challenge at homeProgram Type: Registration; Series; Online When COVID-19 shattered our plans of in-person summer reading programming, we scrambled to retrofit many of our pre-planned programs to be viable online options. This saved us a lot of valuable time several … Continue reading Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!

Age Range: 5-12 years oldTime: 1-1.5 hoursProgram Type: Registration; in-house outreach When planning for A Universe of Stories this summer, I came across this link on NASA's website that lists dozens of lesson plans that are based on real training exercises completed by astronauts. I knew I wanted to do an astronaut training program and … Continue reading Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!

Family Fort Night: No, Not the Video Game!

Age Range: All AgesTime: 1 - 1.5 hoursProgram Type: Drop-In For this month's programming post, I wanted to share with you how easy, low-prep, and high-impact a Family Fort Night can be! We hosted this program as an unofficial kick-off for "Build a Better World" summer reading a couple of years ago, and it was … Continue reading Family Fort Night: No, Not the Video Game!