The Cedar Park Public Library is excited to announce participation in the ‘Bots and Books @ Your Library grant. This grant provided the library with the supplies and training necessary to put on hands-on robotics programs for children ages seven and older. Using Lego Education WeDo 2.0 robotics kits, children will be building robots using Lego bricks and learning computer programming as they write code to make their robot complete tasks.
Robotics programming opens the door to science and technology careers for children by sparking interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Opportunities for informal science learning encourage children to consider science and technology careers. The library is a natural space for encouraging informal learning.
The library has held two “Family Build” programs during which families worked together to build Milo the Science Rover with the help of teen volunteers. More programs are planned for the coming months.
For more information please call 512-401-5600 or visit cedarparktexas.gov/library.
This program is a collaboration between the Cedar Park Public Library, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to provide fun informal learning for students all year round. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.