Here’s a peek at some of the fun programs we’ve had at the library so far this summer.
Book Smack and STEAM
The kids all got a chance to talk about a book for 30 seconds. Most of them went over time and had marshmallows thrown at them to let them know their time was up. We then did a fun STEAM activity with KEVA Planks, Lego, and Ozobots. The kids created a city for the Ozobot and drew roads for it to follow. The team work and creativity was fun to see.
Geoff Aikens of Bubble Wonders came and showed us through his bubble presentation that Anything Is Possible!
The ORL Maker Crew showed us how a 3D printer and green screen work. We even got to try using a handheld 3D printer!
Opera Kelowna: The Joy of Song
We even had Opera in the library! Thank you Haley for a wonderful presentation and for singing to us.
Here’s a quick catch-up on our STEAM activities this past winter. We have had a great time building, creating and exploring with LEGO, KEVA Planks, Ozobots, Little Bits, Magformers and more. Here’s a photo journal of what we did.
The challenge was to build one of the 3 Little Pigs’ house and see if it could stand up to the Big Bad Wolf (a Sphero).
For S.T.E.A.M Adventures this month, the children and parents explored with Ozobots, Lego, Keva Planks and Magformers. A good time was had by all, and some marvelous problem solving and creative thinking occurred.
Next month’s S.T.E.A.M. Adventures gathering is on Thursday, February 22 at 3:00PM. Registration opens two weeks before.
First, a huge thank you to our Salmon Arm Friends of the Library (FOL) for sponsoring our programs year after year. I don’t know what we would do with out you!
Registration for Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, June 20 and is free. Just contact the library by email, phone or in person to register. (No online registration is available this year to join the club.)
We have 3 Summer Clubs this year.
- Read-to-Me Club for ages 1 – 4 years.
- BC Summer Reading Club for ages 5 -12 years.
- Summer Challenge Tracker for ages 1 – 18.
We also have free summer programs and contests for students. Registration for these programs is available online and opens 2 weeks before the event. Contact the library or go to our branch page at http://www.orl.bc.ca/hours-locations/salmon-arm to register for a program. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 9-11 must have an adult within easy contact.
Here is a list of our programs:
Here is a list of our contests and sponsors:
And here is a peek at this year’s Challenge Tracker:
We had a small but creative group for LEGO Club this month. We can also include KEVA Planks in our building now, so it looks like I’m going to have to change the name of our program.