WHAT: STEAM for pre-schoolers
WHO: Kids aged 2-5
WHEN: The first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am
WHERE: Lonsdale Public Library
Pre-schoolers are born scientists: they love to ask questions, explore and learn. We want to feed that with an hour-long drop-in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program for young hands. Every month we will have several activities with a shared theme. No pre-registration is required, but we do ask an adult caregiver to stay with their little e xplorer.
Free and open to all!
We are now on YouTube! So far we’ve posted a few science experiments, because we love science! Who knows what we might produce next!
Lonsdale Public Library on YouTube
Do you think an egg can bounce? Your library staff investigated a book called How To Make a Bouncing Egg by Jennifer L. Marks. It says that if you leave an egg in vinegar for three days, the shell will dissolve but the membrane will thicken enough that the egg will bounce if dropped from an inch or two high.
As you can see, the shell does dissolve.
And by day three and four, the egg does become rubbery.
For the video with results, you will have to check out our Facebook page.
Summer reading arrived as usual with a big pizza party full of food, games, and fun! We had food, did some science experiments, played some games, and signed up for the summer reading program! There’s lots more summer reading fun to come, so come back soon!
Special thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible: the Lonsdale Lions, who come back every year to cook and serve pizzas, all the many grown-up and teen (and younger!) volunteers who helped keep everything moving smoothly and the fun happening, and all the parents and caregivers who took the time to bring the kids in. We couldn’t do it without you!
We started the day with a special outdoor storytime with really big books.
Everybody got in on the action.
We ate a lot of pizza!
The Lonsdale Lions did all the cooking and serving. Thank you, Lions! (Hey, is that they mayor?)
Eating pizza with your friends is good!
You know what else is good? Building things out of Legos and making crafts!
And making slime is pretty great!
But best of all is signing up to get awesome free prizes just for reading or having someone read to you!
Don’t forget: summer reading runs through July 22nd, so sign up and start keeping track of those minutes.
FRIDAY, JULY 15 at 1:00 pm
Next up in the parade of summer reading fun is Mad Science MN who share the Mystery of Chemistry! See a series of experiments that change, smoke, and spurt! Watch liquid change into a rainbow of colors. The Mad Scientist mixes up a gooey, foaming paste, and an eerie, smoking genie – in an ordinary water bottle! See Styrofoam “melt” before your eyes! Finally, a volunteer helps make a vat of Mad Science Slime!