Contributed Photo: Registration for ScienceCity and three other Safford Library programs is Monday, Aug. 16, starting at 10 a.m.
SAFFORD – The Safford City Library is gearing up for a year full of science exploration for kids in Graham County. Registration week is coming Monday, August 16, for four separate programs.
ScienceCity has been a staple of the Safford Library for several years. ScienceCity is a series of free learning experiences where kids can explore a wide variety of sciences and science careers through hands-on, interactive programs. This year’s class will focus on all the skills it takes to settle a new planet during a year-long voyage on Centauri One. ScienceCity is funded through the generous support of United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties and private donations.
Elementary Coding Club is for all 8-12-year-olds with an interest or passion for technology. The library’s free weekly Coding Club is geared toward learning technology, problem-solving skills, and achievement working in teams. Students will work individually and together to learn basic computer code and how to design their own games using beginner-friendly sites such as Scratch and Code.org. Elementary Coding Club is supported by Friends of the Safford Library.
Fun with Math and Science is for kids ages 3 to 5 and their adults. This six-week program introduces fundamental concepts of math and science using play and books. Each family will also receive a library of age-appropriate STEM books! The Library is pleased to be partnering with the Friends of the Library and First Things First to make this program happen for our young children.
Next Level Coding is for teens 12-17 years old and will combine technology, coding, and tabletop role-playing games to build problem-solving, teamwork, and creative skills. Next Level Coding is funded through the generous support of United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties.
While all these programs are offered free of cost, registration is required. Enrollment will be held starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 16 in person at the front desk of the Safford Library and will remain open until all spaces are filled. Spaces are limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children may only be enrolled by their parents or legal guardians. No exceptions. For further information, please see saffordlibrary.org.
What: Library STEAM Registration Day
Where: Safford City-Graham County Library
When: Monday, Aug. 16 during library hours. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and will continue until all spots are filled. Children must be enrolled by their parents or legal guardians.
Who: Parents or guardians of children ages 3 to 17
- Fun with Math and Science is for Children 3-5 years old with an adult
- ScienceCity is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade
- Elementary Coding Club is for 8-12 year olds with an interest in computers, animation, and gaming.
- Next Level Coding is for teens ages 12-17. Combines coding and technology with tabletop role-playing games.
Why: Lay the groundwork for your child to succeed in science, engineering, technology, art, and math with fun, hands-on programs.