Joe Barnhart Bee County Library is excited to announce participation in the ‘Bots & Books @ Your Library grant. This grant will provide the library with the supplies and training necessary to put on hands-on robotics programs for children ages 7 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.
This program is a collaboration between the Joe Barnhart Bee County Libary, 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. (2015)