Learning environment

Children find a fun and friendly learning environment at the Tuscaloosa Public Library

By WVUA 23 reporter Karnera Gafford

The Tuscaloosa Public Library makes learning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math an exciting experience with its STEAM Adventures program.

The weekly program, which takes place every Tuesday, provides educational opportunities for children ages 8-12 and is designed to get them more involved in the hard sciences in a fun and hands-on way.

“It’s so important to have this activity for kids to complement what they’re learning in school,” said TPL Director of Youth and Community Services Kaitlyn Lynch. “We love having STEAM activities in the library. We think it’s important for children’s learning and a fun activity overall.

Attendees can get their hands dirty doing something exciting, and they can also learn a lot about technology that’s important today and will be even more so in the future.

Tuesday’s lesson was about rockets.

“We learned about space and we did these science experiments,” participant Jungwoo said. “We did a contest. I did the experiments, it was fun to learn about them.

The program takes place on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. You don’t need to register to participate, just show up and be ready to learn.