Laramie County Library Gives Tweens Their Own Space

Sep 24, 2015

Laramie County tweensThanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Laramie County Library System (LCLS) now has a unique space for 3rd through 6th graders on the second floor.

The space, located under the bright orange WOW and YAY signs just west of the floor chess board, combines over-sized bean bag chairs, a Joke-of-the-Week wall, drawing space, and a board that promotes STEM concepts such as force, motion and other engineering concepts through movable magnetic tubes.

The most recent addition to this space are the LED light boards, designed to teach simple programming skills using Adruino and Raspberry Pi technology. In the fall, youth will be able to take a class to learn basic programming on these devices. The light panel can be checked out, as long as it remains on the floor, so tweens can program words or shapes to display for friends and family.

Tweens and their families are encouraged to visit the second floor Ask Here desk for additional information and to check out dry erase markers.

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