Sphero Light Painting

In November 4th-8th graders joined Ms. Alison for a Sphero Light Painting program. The kids learned about how to take pictures of Sphero robots in the dark. Light painting is a photography trick that requires a slow shutter speed lasting at least a second to allow time to capture a light…

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Games for Kids

Did you know that on the Children’s website there is a page called, Games for Kids? This page is to help parents find free, child-friendly, and age appropriate games to play while inside or outside the library. Is your kid a fan of the Nickelodeon, Disney, or Cartoon Network channels?…

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Lego WeDo Buddies

Lego WeDo

The first session of LEGO WeDo Buddies ended this week. The children built and coded LEGO robots like an alligator whose mouth opened and closed and a lion who sat up and laid back down. They learned about motors, pulleys, gears, and levers through simple robotics. Pairs of children worked…

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BrainFuse HelpNow a Free Tool for Homework Help

The Algonquin Area Public Library offers free online tutoring and homework help through Brainfuse HelpNow, an online resource.   This website is available for Algonquin Library cardholders Mondays – Sundays from 2 PM-11 PM (CST). Once registered, you can log on and gain immediate access to the following helpful services.  Live Tutoring – Chat…

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ABCmouse.com Is Now Available at Our Library

Are you looking for ways to make your child’s time on the computer fun AND educational?  We are pleased to announce that an early literacy website, ABCmouse.com, is now available for free on our library’s computers!  ABCmouse.com is an award-winning online program that provides young children (ages 2-7) with a multitude of…

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