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Digital Learning Day

By Sarah Lawler, Director of Partnerships & Outreach, Fayetteville Free Library At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), digital resources are a priority. We work tirelessly to discover and implement online resources that patrons are looking for. The library’s digital resource collection includes Overdrive, Cloud Library, Freegal, Mango Languages, Flipster, and more. Promotion of these services

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: STEM, Technology|0 Comments

Family Coding at Fayetteville Free Library

By Stephanie Prato Director of Play to Learn Services Fayetteville Free Library At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) we are working to offer coding opportunities for all ages through the public library’s informal learning platform. We introduce young children to programming logic, we teach elementary and middle school children coding languages, and we support adults

By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: STEM, Technology|Tags: |1 Comment

A Twist on Traditional Book Clubs Using Skype

By: Monica Kuryla, Director of Innovation Acceleration   The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) offers an innovative and inexpensive twist on traditional book clubs using Skype.  Adding technology to a traditional book discussion is a fantastic way to enhance the book club experience for both the author and book club attendees.  The lively conversations that come out

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: General, Science, Technology|0 Comments

Lego Robotics Programming: A Service Any Library Staff Member Can Offer

By Sarah Lawler Director of Partnerships & Outreach Fayetteville Free Library At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), it is a priority to offer informal STEAM learning opportunities. We strive to offer this type of programming to patrons of all ages and skill levels. Lego robotics programming is especially popular. During these programs, participants work together

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Little Makers: Dinosaur Dig!

  Stephanie Prato- Director of Play to Learn Services Fayetteville Free Library Little Makers is a monthly STE(A)M program designed for K-2nd grade. (To learn more about our Little Makers program series, see our earlier post here. In this session we got to be paleontologists and explore the concepts of dinosaurs and fossils. Prep Before the

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Does Lego Wedo? We Do!

By Maija McLaughlin, Director of Digital Access, Fayetteville Free Library Since January of this year, the Fayetteville Free Library has been running a monthly Lego WeDo program for children K-2nd.    For several years, the library has facilitated programs for teens and middle schoolers utilizing Lego robotics platforms such Lego MindStorm.  Our savvy patrons and parents

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Elementary Aged, Physics, STEM, Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

STEAM Up the Library- with Help from your Community!

By Leah Kraus, Director of Community Engagement and Experience, Fayetteville Free Library As librarians, most of us are not STEM experts. Some of us might be lucky enough to have staff members on our team that have STEM expertise – whether self-taught or from a previous professional life. At our library, for instance, we are

First time experience judging a science fair!

By Maija McLaughlin, Director of Digital Access, Fayetteville Free Library The Environmental Challenge is a science fair hosted by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  In collaboration with the Syracuse City School District, SUNY-ESF invites 800 7th and 8th graders to participate in a science fair held in the

Using Junk to Spark the Imagination

by Pete Cioppa, Director of Technology Integration, Fayetteville Free Library I have always had a fascination with the way things work.  When I was a kid, the coolest thing in the world to me was taking things apart.  So, in an effort to prolong my childhood as long as possible, I began to wonder how

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

House of STEM

By Michael Cimino, Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist, Fayetteville Free Library STEM and Maker programming can be found in so many library programs around the country, and the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is certainly no different. Kids from elementary school to high school can learn about coding, robotics, 3D design, game design and more.  But what

By |May 18th, 2015|Categories: STEM, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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