Build a Better World

by Debbie Hadley on January 6, 2017

Librarians, are you looking for children’s programs to fit the 2017 summer reading program? Here are some recommendations to complement the “Build a Better World” theme. Prices listed here are for 2017 only.

Build a Potato-Powered Light (NEW!)

We’ll learn how batteries work, and then make a potato battery to power an LED light. Kids will take home a kit and the know how to make their own potato-powered light at home.
$160 + travel fee where applicable. Grades 3 & up. 20 children max.

Seed Ball Making (NEW!)

Plant a garden you can throw! We’ll roll our own seed balls from clay and compost. Take them home and toss them to plant wildflowers for birds and butterflies.
$160 + travel fee where applicable. Grades 1 & up. 20 children max.

Build a Birdhouse

We’ll build a wooden nesting box suitable for wrens, chickadees, and other small songbirds. Each child takes home a finished birdhouse to hang in his or her yard.
$300 + travel fee where applicable. Grades 3 & up. 15 children max.

Papermaking

Recycle junk mail and make your own paper. Add seeds to the mix and you can plant your paper in spring!
$100 + travel fee where applicable. Grades 1 & up. 20 children max.

Ink from Acorns

Okay, not really acorns – we’ll use tannin-rich tea leaves instead. Learn why the Pine Barrens are the perfect place for making natural ink, and make a vial of natural ink to bring home.
$120 + travel fee where applicable. Grades 3 & up. 20 children max.
 

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