Ten Dollar Tuesdays: 3-D Roller Coaster

This week for our $10 Tuesdays we are putting the A in STEAM and talking about making 3-D roller coasters! The idea for this program came from what I consider a children’s librarian’s best friend - pinterest. Originally posted on the smART Class blog, we thought 3-D roller coasters would be a hit! The activity … Continue reading Ten Dollar Tuesdays: 3-D Roller Coaster

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Ten Dollar Tuesday: Engineering Tower

We're thrilled today to feature our first guest submission for our $10 Tuesday feature! Jennifer Lee is a children's librarian at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library outside of Chicago.  She tells us about her recent program: Engineering Towers     Description: Engineering Tower program is intended for children from 3rd to 5th graders who enjoy challenges … Continue reading Ten Dollar Tuesday: Engineering Tower

Ten Dollar Tuesdays: Coding Club

In the Robot Test Kitchen, we talk about five main barriers that we typically face in conducting technology programming in our libraries: time, budget, skill, interest, and support. It's our belief that most of these are not impossible barriers, but sometimes it's hard to see how. Especially when things like your time and budget are already … Continue reading Ten Dollar Tuesdays: Coding Club