The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is an innovative and inspiring program for incoming 6th through 9th grade students that is truly out of this world! The five-week program that takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM - 2PM.
The STEM curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Middle school participants will get to see the SPHERES operate in space via a live feed from the ISS while NASA astronauts provide real-time commentary.
We offer summer reading programs and incentives for preschoolers through teens.
When children read as few as eight books during the summer, they maintain the skills that they spent the past school year developing. If, however, they fail to read for three months, it can take until the end of November to regain the reading skills they had at the end of the previous school year. Summer reading makes the next school year easier.
Summer reading is primarily about… reading!
This summer we are offering preschool and elementary participants the ability to keep track of their summer reading online! As participants log their reading, they earn badges. Kids can also write reviews and complete challenges to earn additional badges. When they reach goals, they earn drawing entries and prizes that they can pick up at the library.
The library offers prizes to elementary children for ten, twenty, thirty, and forty hours of reading.
Preschoolers receive prizes for reading (or listening to) books. For every 50 books, pick up a prize!
Final Summer Reading program and prize drawings will be on Wednesday, August 8th.
Teens: reading is based on book reviews rather than hours of reading. Teens earn incentives and drawing entries by reading and writing book reviews. To learn more, sign-up online. Create a teen account or add a teen to a family account.
Our online summer reading is powered by Beanstack. Go to ebonnerlibrary.beanstack.org (same place you signed up) to log your reading.
The "Beanstack Tracker" free mobile app is available in the Google Play store for Android devices and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads. You can log books by scanning barcodes, time your sessions, and view your reading stats at a glance!