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16 February, 2023

Gilgandra Shire Library News - February 14, 2023

LEGO® Club

The fundamentals of buoyancy were explored last week at DFYM (Designs From Your Mind) LEGO® Club, with lots of water experiments.

Builders were challenged to test how well a LEGO® brick floats, beginning with building a basic boat design that would carry two minifigures. After the initial experiment, a mast was added to the design, testing to see if the added height would compromise the boat.

We had a competition to see how many minifigures would fit on a boat before it sank (the winner had 26) before taking the challenge in the opposite direction to try and actually sink a minifigure in a submarine.

The LEGO® bricks and builders were all thoroughly wet by the end of the session, but we all learned and had fun. DFYM is a fun program that runs once a week after school. The number of participants per session is limited, so bookings are essential.

Tech Club

Learning how to code continued last week at Tech Club, with our new coders learning new skills to add to their animations. Our younger coders worked on Scratch Junior and learned how to add pages to their animations, spending the session making an animation with four pages of animals moving into different settings.

Our older coder, finished his first project in Scratch by giving a character sounds, and has started to learn how to create movement in animation. It is very exciting to see what they create and how they experiment with code.

Tech Club is a fun program that runs once a week after school. The number of participants per session is limited to eight children, so bookings are essential.

Summer Reading Club — two weeks to go!

Well done to all the great readers, who have already completed the summer reading challenge, receiving their certificate and gift cards. With two weeks to go, there is still time for keen readers to join in the fun.

To take part in the summer reading club, visit the library and pick-up a reading record bookmark. Borrow books and have a staff member stamp your bookmark. Listen to or read 10 books, and you will receive a reward.

Take another bookmark and keep reading, and you will also go into the draw for one of 20 Book Connection book vouchers provided by North Western Library.

The summer reading club is open to all young people aged from zero–18 years.

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