Ready, Set, Make!
Red Hook Public Library highlights experiential learning at Maker Camp
(RED HOOK, NY) — Kids interested in hands-on learning and making should sign up for Red Hook Public Library’s Maker Camps, led by interns for Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement. Camp for makers entering grades 5 & 6 begins at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18 and continues until Friday, July 22. Grades 7-9 will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, and continue untilFriday, July 22.
Maker Camp is an interactive summer program focused on the art of tinkering. Campers will learn in a hands-on style, with both practical and theoretical instruction in basic design, mechanics and physics. The library’s expert tinkerers will introduce their students to basic STEM concepts while showing them how to make bridges, rockets, and robots. By the end of their five sessions, students can expect to leave with a Maker’s attitude and handcrafted mementos.
Each camp will meet for two hours per day, from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22. Registration is free, but space is limited. Please sign up in-person at the library.
Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.
For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.