Thursday, March 11, 2021

IDEA Club, Mission 6: Frankie the Cat

Lets see Frankie in action. This is just a small sampling of what you can do with this kit. 

You can do more complex or simpler programming, make it behave realistically or be funny and make Frankie burp and fart! Using the Lego Boost app on a smart device the build and coding are broken down into manageable segments. Assembly is the same user-friendly build style you're used to in paper form. Then, coding segments are interspersed throughout. Once complete you have the option to map your own coding in a "Scratch-like" sandbox mode. The possibilities are limitless!!!

This is our last Lego Boost mission. However, we do still have a few more missions coming up so watch this blog and our social media for updates.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

2021 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award WINNER!!!

In the past youth services librarian, Mrs. Routh, would visit classrooms monthly from October to February doing book talks on the Caudill nominees. Then, in February students who have read at least 3 nominees vote and we wrap up our Caudill program announcing which nominee our local students voted for the most and who the 4th-8th graders across the state chose as the winner. 

Unfortunately, due to pandemic safety precautions our program this year didn't include the normal interactions and amount of participation. Virtual book talks were recorded for participants but it just wasn't the same. This year we received zero local votes 😞 The overall winner picked by 4th-8th graders across Illinois was...