Library Science Days
This year, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has no formal theme for the yearly Summer Reading program. Last year, the theme had to do with Superheroes and the year before that, everyone was a Reading Rock Star.
The informal theme for this year is more about reading and learning at the library with a focus on S.T.E.A.M programs,i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics programs. These programs are ways to help kids not forget everything they learned during the school year while having fun over the summer.
When I was younger, I can remember the multiple camps and day workshops my mother had me in during the summer. My mumbled complaints would be silenced with a statement that I would thank her when I got older. She wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t forget how to write a paper or figure out certain mathematical equations. At the time, I found her actions to be extremely annoying because all I wanted to do was sleep until noon and then play video games or lazy about until I fell asleep again.In retrospect, I now understand that she was doing the best thing for me and I’m proud that the library is trying to do the same thing my mother did.
But just because these programs have to deal with science, doesn’t mean that they will be a mini lecture. During the summer, there will be Brain Camps held at both the Main Branch, located in Downtown Cincinnati, and different Branches around the city that will give kids the ability to have hands-on learning. They will be able to create slime, make bubbles, learn how electricity works, and more.
So if you are a Cincinnati family that needs to give your children something to do this summer, make sure to check out the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for the Summer Learning and the Brain Camps happening all over the city.
To sign up, go to www.cincinnatilibrary.org/summerlearn or click this link.
Have a science-filled summer!