The world needs terrific inventors—so every January 17th, the world celebrates Kid Inventors' Day! Encourage the creativity of a young inventor you know by reading these inspiring tales of creation and innovation together.
Inventing requires imagination—and there is no shortage of that in this hilarious picture book. Young Jack tells his mom about all the unique ways he would build a house. A space-age robot that cooks and cleans? Slides? Art Room? They're all here in Jack's house! What would a house you built look like? Recommended for ages 3–5. Read more about January 17th is Kid Inventors' Day
We all know kids who are obsessed with animals. There's the kid who's read all the dinosaur books the Library has to offer, and is still hungry for more. Or the kid who can't stop watching videos of fluffy, adorable small mammals, who wants to know everything they can about them. I know all about these kids—because I was one of them (and in many ways, I still am).
Have you met Dash and Dot? Allow me to introduce you to the newest members of the Library's technology family! These cute, kid-friendly programmable robots are are the perfect way to jump-start a love of all things STEAM*. Read more about STEAM Spotlight: Meet Dash and Dot!
This Sunday, seniors and children again team up to create the beautiful garden that grows each spring and summer in the Children's Courtyard on the Grant Street side of the Main Library. Come by with the kids at 3 p.m. Sunday to join in the fun, learn from seasoned gardeners, and get messy! Read more about How Does Your Garden Grow?: Gardening with Kids