Boldt Blocks

An introduction to construction. Learn about types of buildings, construction tools and safety gear. Then follow directions to construct a building out of Legos. Kids will receive a construction hat and a participation certificate.

For kids ages 6 to 12. Limited to 30 participants. Check back soon for registration information.

FREE Meals for Kids

Free meals for kids ages 18 and younger. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.

A partnership with the School District of Beloit.

The House That Frank Built

In a three-hour hands-on workshop led by Caroline Hamblen, program manager for Taliesin Preservation, learn how famed architect (and Wisconsin native) Frank Lloyd Wright took his inspiration from nature to create buildings. Discuss how you would build a better world through the designing of small neighborhoods and then use recycled materials to construct it. Funded by FABL.

THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. Check back soon for more information on registration.

For kids ages 8 to 13

Engineering Adventure

With the Discovery Center Museum of Rockford.

Design and construct your own contraption to fly, spin, or stay put, then test it in our vertical wind column.

For Kids ages 8 to 13. Funded by FABL.

Robotics Workshop

With Blackhawk Technical College and Janesville School District.

Participate in hands-on activities and learn some basic robotics. Find out how we use robotics in the world today and what training is available to work with them.

For kids ages 8 to 13

Minding the Thought Bully

TeacherSouls Minding the Thought Bully: A Mindfulness Workshop for Kids

With public school educator and trained mindfulness expert Maggie Story. Kids who practice mindfulness do better in school, have greater impulse control and problem solving abilities, and show more compassion. Learn what it is and how to use it to make a better world today. Parents and/or guardians are stronly encouraged to attend.

For kids ages 8 to 13

Tween Time - YOU: A Pet Owner

Find out how to make the world a better place through responsible pet ownership. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin and find out how you can help this wonderful organization. Discover how to adopt a pet and provide a safe and healthy environment for your pet.

Donations welcome. Check back soon for a list of current needs.

For kids ages 8 to 13

Tuesday Tales and Treats - July

Great stories, some Reader's Theater, interesting trivia, creativity at it's best and TREATS!

July 11 - Imagine That!
July 18 - If You Build It...
July 25 - Earth Crusaders

For kids ages 6 to 12

Tuesday Tales and Treats - June

Great stories, some Reader's Theater, interesting trivia, creativity at it's best and TREATS!

June 13 - Pet Power
June 20 - Catch My Attitude
June 27 - Rowdy Robots

For kids ages 6 to 12

Family Fun Day - Birds, Bugs, Beavers and More!

Using puppets, toys, live animals (where possible), animal artifacts and humor, David Stokes will lead a fun examination of builders in nature.

Join the fun and bring your camera! For kids ages 12 and younger and their families.