In a first, the Mullica Hill library will offer a program for adolescents called STEAM Teens that will teach the youth about science through free classes and programs.
Each class will center on a different subject represented in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering/Experimenting, Art and Math). The first session – at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 26, – will focus on science and experimenting.
“To do that, I’m going to have the teens try out a few experiments that are meant to trick their brains and demonstrate how strong of an impact our senses have when perceiving objects,” said teen librarian Crysta Miller.
She came up with the idea for the adolescent program, already offered to kids.
“The library had a few STEAM series programs for the younger kids, and I wanted to get teens in on it, too,” Miller noted. “It turns out I was running some programs that fell into the STEAM categories anyway, so it all worked out perfectly.”
Feedback so far has been positive, Miller said.
“There has been little feedback so far, but all positive,” she said. “It’s a refreshing idea that I’m excited to work on. I hope that people can take away something new they learned and had fun doing it. There are so many neat little experiments that they can share with friends and family, and I encourage them to share.”
Registration for the adolescent classes is encouraged but not required. To do so, visit the library’s website. A library card is not necessary, but attendees are required to sign up for the event separately.