DIY Printing with Spices!

DIY Printing with Spices! Using common grocery store items we will make our own photoreactive paper that you can use to capture images with sunlight. For this project, you’ll need turmeric, Borax, 91% isopropyl alcohol, a foam brush, thick paper (like watercolor paper), a tall jar, and the glass from a picture frame. With parental…

Winter Break Boredom Breakers

Winter Break Boredom Breakers For the Warren County Library System, I did a short series of STEAM activities for families to do at home over winter break. With easy to find, inexpensive materials, each challenge encourages kids to build, create, and experiment. Try them! Post your results on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #warrenlib. Or…

World Space Week Coding Challenges

Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.

Maker Mystery STEM Challenges

May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.