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STEM Summer Learning

at the Dayton Metro Library

 summerThe Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Challenge offers many free, hands-on experiences to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer months. With the theme Build A Better World, STEM-based activities are emphasized.

The Armstrong Air and Space Museum has created programs to specifically align with our Summer Challenge theme,” said Tish Wilson, Chair of the system-wide Summer Challenge Committee. “Kids can work on creating a habitable planet using recyclable materials, or build a tower that can withstand a load-bearing test. These programs are fun, and they’re also learning in action.”

The Library’s Summer Challenge rewards kids and teens who keep track of the time they spend reading and the Library programs they attend. Partnering with providers such as the Armstrong Air and Space Museum allows the Library to offer quality educational experiences free of charge during the summer months.

All programs are free and open to the public. Some programs do require advance registration. For more information, visit the online Events Calendar at or call (937) 463-BOOK.


Intended for school-age children. ALL FREE.

Tippy Towers

Work in groups to build a tower. Which tower is the strongest? We’ll test them to find out!

Saturday, June 3,  2 - 2:45 PM | Electra C Doren Branch Library
Tuesday, June 6,  2 - 3 PM | Vandalia Branch Library
Tuesday, June 6, 4:30 - 5:30 PM | Burkhardt Branch Library
Tuesday, June 20, 3:30 - 4:15 PM | Belmont Branch Library
Wednesday, June 21, 2 - 3 PM | Northwest Branch Library
Wednesday, June 28, 3 - 3:45 PM | East Branch Library
Thursday, June 29, 2 - 3 PM | Trotwood Branch Library
Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 - 4:30 PM | Kettering-Moraine Branch Library
Monday, July 24, 10:30 - 11:30 PM | Main Library

Alternative Energy

Discover how electricity can be generated and how it impacts the environment, then watch a “powerful” demonstration of electricity from an alternative energy source!

Wednesday, June 7, 1:30 - 2:15 PM | Huber Heights Branch Library
Thursday, June 8 ,1:30 - 2:30 PM | Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library

Lunar Base Creation

Use your imagination to create a better world on the moon. Work as a team to create a habitable planet using recycled materials. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, June 21, 1 - 2 PM | New Lebanon Branch Library
Monday, June 26, 1:15 - 2:15 PM | Westwood Branch Library
Monday, July 10, 2 - 3 PM | Miamisburg Branch Library
Monday, July 17, 3 - 4 PM | West Carrollton Branch Library
Monday, July 24, 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Main Library

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