Every year more libraries across Ontario are introducing Robotics into their repertoire of activities for children in the community. The research components of the challenge is a natural fit for libraries and LEGO is a big draw. Parents love the fact that it combines learning and fun as participants gain a variety of skills ranging from teamwork to programming. Curriculum resources developed specifically with libraries in mind are also available.
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“My daughter…continues to discuss all the great things she learned…what the Milton library has offered here is beyond fantastic – in an area where you don’t often see girls…Thank you for all the hard work and kind attention the entire staff has put towards this program – Bravo!”
Our experience has been people of all ages are curious about building robots. Libraries are ideal venues for robotics programs. Families often look to the library to provide after school STEM programming. Libraries are community hubs for innovation and technology. The FIRST LEGO League Jr. program has enabled us to offer the experience of joining a robotics team to some of our youngest customers (ages 6 to 9). Participants collaborate, communicate and get creative with the fun and innovative LEGO robotics kits. Our team of coaches – including teen volunteers – lead their teams of robot enthusiasts using the FIRST Training materials. It’s been a very positive experience for all involved!”