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LEGO Zone in the Laboratory
Tuesdays at 4pm-5pm
Ages 6-12

Explore and show off building skills with LEGOs provided by the library.  Make to learn and learn to make Lego Mindstorms and Lego Education with the library staff.


Thursdays @ 4-5pm in the Library Laboratory
Ages 6-12 (everyone learns together)

Learn how to use the DATABASES!
Learn on an iPad; Kindle Fire; Color Nook; Samsung Galaxy or school laptop!


  • Careers In Focus – Comprehensive survey of careers; ideal for students.
  • Junior Edition (middle school & junior high) - Articles and reference material cover current events, arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. 2007 to present.
  • Kids Edition - Full-text articles for elementary school students.
  • Kids Infobits (k-5) - For beginning researchers. Covers geography, current events, arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • Student Edition - Articles, podcasts, and reference materials for high school students.
  • Teen Health & Wellness
  • Mango Languages - Learn a language at your own pace, using everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity. Choose from a variety of foreign languages or English as Second languages (ESLs).

On This Day in History

Find Headlines; Birthdays, Top Songs, TV Shows, Top Toys, Top Books for 1800 to the year 2003.

Live Homework Help

Online tutoring from 4 pm to 10 pm. Student, college and adult education career centers 24/7.

Links To Useful Information


Homework Topics

Readers' Links


Sites for kids

Arts and Crafts Sites





Bayless Power Library Links

Sports and Games


Kites, YoYos, String Stories, and Constellations




CLIMATE KIDS NASA's Eyes on the Earth (green crafts and more)

"Do" Space Place

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Science Videos3


Oobleck is a hands-on science activity that introduces kids to inquiry, observation and states of matter. Here's one after-school educator trying Oobleck for the first time with her kids:

Science Training for After-School Educators
Programs don't need science or math experts to lead activities. Well-trained after-school educators are in some ways better prepared to model the inquiry process, given that they discover the answers to science inquiries alongside kids. See the difference training can make:

Who Does Science?
At the beginning of the After-School Science PLUS curriculum, after-school educators ask kids to draw pictures of scientists. After several months of science programming, the kids do the "Who Does Science?" activity again. This time, the results are very different:

Why Do Science After School?
Engaging in science after school is not a substitute for having kids acquire basic math/science skills and knowledge at school. It's a way to excite kids about acquiring that knowledge, to involve them in tactile, surprising, real-world applications. See the telescope build by Harlem third graders in this video:

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