Welcome to the Future! It’s the theme of 2024’s National Engineers Week running February 18-25. This week is one of the largest STEM events of the year in the U.S. and is set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers and technologists, as well as to encourage students to take an interest in these fields.
Your South Branch Library will be recognizing this STEM week by hosting some come and go activities for youth to engage in that will have them exploring different facets of STEM, while having fun. Such things include using:
- Keva Planks
- Pool Noodles
- Construction Sets
Throughout the week, we’ll leave various items out in the children’s area for youth to come and interact with as a means of using their imagination and critical thinking/reasoning skills to simply create! It’s estimated that 5.5 million students are engaged in engineering every year through a variety of institutions including libraries, and we’re doing our part at your library.
This national celebration began in 1952 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, to also coincide with the birthday of George Washington who was considered the nation's first engineer. Have your children be a part of the fun by coming out to the South Branch Library during this week to engage in a host of activities we’ll have available to them. For more information about this series, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.