New Oxford Library has been awarded an "After School Fun in a Box" Kit through a statewide initiative that focuses on engaging children’s natural curiosity about the world.

The kit was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  The library will be able to use the materials in the kit with groups and individuals who are interested in building Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills.

The kit includes items such as Ozobots, K’NEX, BeeBots, Buddha Boards, and Bloxels and is meant for use by kids in grades two to seven. As kids have fun playing, they’ll learn essential skills that can help them succeed in school and in life. They’ll get an early start on concepts, like critical thinking, problem solving, and familiarity with simple technology.

We look forward to having STEAM programming at the library again so that we can learn and explore with these tech toys together!