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Mamaroneck Library Hosts Summer Programs That Focus On STEM Education

A drop-in Mad Scientist Party on Tuesday, July 1 will kick off the program.
A drop-in Mad Scientist Party on Tuesday, July 1 will kick off the program. Photo Credit: Mamaroneck Public Library

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The Mamaroneck Public Library will be hosting a summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read" that will offer increased programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) throughout the summer.

This focus on everything scientific, will start with the summer reading kick off — a drop-in Mad Scientist Party on Tuesday, July 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring various stations with fun and fizzy experiments, using everyday materials, for kids going into first grade and up who register for the summer reading game.

In addition, each Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. from Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12 there will be a separate Fizz, Boom-themed program, many of them comprising STEM components.

For example, the Fizz, Boom, Bounce program will let kids find out what makes bouncy balls bouncy and then make their own to take home, while the Fizz, Boom, Slime Program will give kids the chance to get their hands dirty and experiment with homemade slime.

For the final STEM programs: Fizz, Boom, Robots — the library will be partnering with CompuChild to offer a Lego Robotics program, in which kids will learn to build and control their Lego creations.

The summer reading game, which begins on Monday, June 30, is a fun way for kids to keep track of their reading and earn prizes.

Kids will be challenged to read for as much time as they can  in different categories, including science and a special “Fizz, Boom” category, but will be able to choose any books they want to fulfil their goals.

For more information on the summer reading game or a full list of programs, contact the children’s reference desk at 914-630-5894.

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