Ms. Jess and the crew have a lot of fun programs for children, tweens and families this summer!

“Build a Better World” 3D Paper House Craft

Put your craft skills to work! Build and decorate a 3D paper house of your very own.  Supplies available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Friday, July 7 @ 10 a.m. Approximate running time is 60 minutes. For families and all ages.

Builder’s Club: Family Edition

Open to families with children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate!
Play, learn, and explore as a family at the library! On the first and third Thursdays of the month, we will have a variety of collaborative building-related activities available for family-use. This program features newly purchased items like LEGOs, Snap Circuits, KEVA Planks and more! All materials provided. No sign-up required. Approximate running time is 60 minutes.

Thursdays at 4 p.m. on July 6 & 20 and August 3.

Builder’s Club: Tween Edition

Open to kids entering 4th – 7th grade this fall.

Calling all future architects and engineers! Meet at the East Hills Library Makerspace to explore some fun new Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math (STEAM) materials! All classes include collaborative learning, so come alone or bring a friend– we’ll all be working together.
Separate registration for each class required. Space is limited.
Thursdays at 4 p.m. on July 13 & 27 and August 10.

July 13: Maze Challenge: In this basic introduction to coding concepts, kids will set up a maze for their robot mouse to navigate. We’ll use if-then logic, problem solving, and critical thinking to build a maze and lead our mouse to the finish line.
July 27: Makey Makey: Learn basic concepts of science and electronics in this introduction to Makey Makey. Kids will work in teams to create homemade and functional video game controllers using alligator clips and Play-Doh.
August 10: Cardboard Creations: Tweens have one hour to use hot glue, cardboard boxes, sissors, and x-acto knives to make the coolest creation they can think of—either as individuals or a group. Warning! Participants must agree to use extreme caution with x-acto knives and hot glue guns.

Flextangles: Paper Fidget Toys!

For children in Kindergarten – 6th grade.

Meet up with Ms. Jess in the East Hills Makerspace to design and create your very own fidget toy. Due to complex folding and cutting, parent participation is encouraged for kids under 3rd grade.
Approximate running time is 60 minutes.

Monday, July 31 @ 3 p.m.

Rock Art at the Library

Bring a smooth river rock, or borrow a rock from the library entryway, and we’ll decorate them together!  Painted rocks can be taken home or donate them to the library for an outdoor collaborative display.  All materials provided.

Friday, August 4 @ 10 a.m. Approximate running time is 60 minutes.  For families and all ages.