Let’s get ready for Valentine’s Day with this fun flying cupid experiment. All you need is some tissue paper and a balloon. Static electricity is cool! If you want to learn more about how this experiment works, check out this video.
This week’s science project is a fun mix of craft and science. This project from Scholastic has kids gluing pasta or glue shapes in a recurring pattern, a chance to learn about geometry and make something beautiful.
Here’s a fun experiment for grade school and older kids!
Two weeks to go! We have passed 300 registrations! But we still need 80 more kids to finish if you want to see your library staff get soaked.
Monday, July 9, 3:00-3:30: Make, Listen & Move
Join us as we make uli ulis, a Hawaiian percussion instrument. Best suited for ages 6-10.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00 & Fridays, 10:30-11:00: Storytimes
Don’t forget our twice-weekly pre-school storytimes with books and crafts. Best suited for ages 3-6.
Wednesday July 11, 10:30-11:00: Hands-On Science
It’s time for our monthly science for toddlers. This month we explore water science. Best suited for ages 2-5.
Wednesday, July 11, 1:00-2:00: The Magic of Jim Jayes
A totally interactive program of magic and comedy and a little puppetry. Fun for all ages!
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45: Thursday Teens & Tweens
This week we will be making dessert sushi. Best suited for ages 11-15.
Drop by whenever the library is open and make decorative sheet music letters. Best suited for ages 4-12.
Every week we will have new take-home worksheets for all age groups.
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!
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 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!
Don’t forget: summer reading runs through July 22nd, so sign up and start keeping track of those minutes.