Science @ the Library 2015

MVLS’s “Science @ the Library” began in 1992 with a three-fold purpose. It was developed as a means to bring science education to elementary school children and their families outside the confines of the regular classroom. It was designed to offer accessible science programming to member libraries in rural areas that otherwise would be unable to provide for these services. And most importantly, it was created to give children an opportunity to meet and collaborate with real scientists, generating positive science experiences and planting the seeds for careers in science. Today, approximately 12 libraries host programs throughout the year. GE Volunteer scientists direct and provide science programs consisting of 1-1/2 hour sessions in science fair format with hands-on experiments in energy, surface tension, buoyancy, sound, light, electricity, magnetism and chemistry. Stations are set up throughout a library, and GE Volunteers are positioned at each station to assist with the activities. Instructions also are provided at each station so the children and their families can proceed at their own pace. To create empowering opportunities for learning and teaching, teen volunteers are trained by GE Volunteers before each program to assist.

2015 SCIENCE @ THE LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 8  1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317

Thursday, July 23  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Fort Plain Free LibraryTo be held at Harry Hoag Elementary School, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339

Wednesday, July 29  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, 28 West Main Street, Fonda, NY 12068

Thursday, September 10  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Duane Branch, 1331 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304

Wednesday, September 23  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Mont Pleasant Branch, 1026 Crane Street, Schenectady, NY 12303

Saturday, October 3  10:30 – Noon
Rotterdam Branch, 1100 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

October, TBD  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Scotia Branch, 14 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302

October, TBD  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Quaker Street Branch — To be held at DACC, 221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, NY 12053  

PROGRAM EXPERIMENTS

MVLS Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2017
9:30 AM
MVLS Service Center

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