Round Lake Library now has four Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits (and four PCs to program them) provided by a grant from the GLOBALFOUNDRIES/Town of Malta Foundation. We are offering the first session of our Robotics Club this summer. It will meet at the Malta branch on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 for 8 weeks from July 11 to August 29.
Kids will work in teams of two to build working robots from the kits, write programs to control them on the PCs and download and execute the programs on their robots. Building and programming robots is time consuming and projects will require more than one meeting to complete. Participants should plan to attend all eight meetings of the Club.
This will be a more structured activity than our regular LEGO clubs. The Lego Technics parts which are used to build the robots are more exacting to work with than regular Legos and the programming concepts can be a little difficult. We are recommending that participants be at least ten years old. However, the Mindstorms programming interface is graphical, using touchscreens, and only minimal keyboarding skills are needed.
We can only accommodate eight kids in this session (two per system) and if more than eight apply we will select the participants by lottery. Printed applications are available at either branch, or print your own at home. For questions email Paul.
Solve riddles and find codes based on the popular book by author Chris Grabenstein. For 3rd grade and up. Registration required.
Reserve your spot!
Tuesday, June 27th; 2pm
We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.
What is Freading™?
Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.
Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.
Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!
Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.
Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!
30 minutes = $1.
It’s as simple as that.
Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.
The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.
1000 Book Kid Program
Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary
The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library. This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.
Why do it?
How It Works
- Select and check out 10 children’s books
- Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid. Your books will be put in a special bag
- When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
- When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.
- Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
- Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
- Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
- Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.