The Southampton Free Library has received a grant to provide after school tinkering kits for children in elementary and middle school grades. The Tinkering Kit that was chosen consists of Ozobots, Beebots, Bloxels, Chromebooks and more.
Southampton Free Library will host a series of drop in programs on Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m. The idea is for the children to play, create and tinker with various items in order to become more comfortable with basic concepts of coding. Each week, the library will highlight a new item from the kit, so that children can tinker with the item, create an understanding of how to use it, and then apply their new skill to the world around them. Registration is not necessary.
By offering this STEM program, the Southampton Free Library hopes to expand access to new and different formats and provide the necessary tools to learn new skills. It seeks to be a community educational center that is more than just books.
To learn more, visit southamptonfreelibrary.org or call 215-322-1415. The library is located at 947 Street Road, Southampton.