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STEM Summer Learning at the Dayton Metro Library

With Five Rivers MetroParks, The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and OSU Extension

summerNatural curiosity makes children eager learners about the world around them. This curiosity is the basis for many free STEM-related activities offered at the Dayton Metro Library this summer.

The Library’s Summer Challenge offers free, hands-on experiences to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer months. This summer, with the theme Build A Better World, there are lots of activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and science.

“Kids can experience hands-on learning with experts from Five Rivers MetroParks, the OSU Extension Office and The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery,” said Joanna Rocheleau, Children’s Services Librarian at the Electra C. Doren Branch Library. “These programs are not only fun and educational, they’re free!”

Programs are generally intended for children in grades K-6. For more information, visit the online Events Calendar at or call (937) 463-BOOK.

Learn how to have a garden of your own at home – even indoors! Presented by OSU Extension Office.
Wednesday, 7/5 | 2 - 3 PM | Northwest Branch Library
Wednesday, 7/19 | 1 - 2 PM | New Lebanon Branch Library

Learn about animal homes, the tools animals use, and what you can do to help Ohio’s plants and animals, with live animal guests from Five Rivers MetroParks.
Thursday, 7/6 | 4 - 5 PM | Electra C Doren Branch Library
Monday, 7/10 | 1:15 - 2:15 PM | Westwood Branch Library
Wednesday, 7/12 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Huber Heights Branch Library
Thursday, 7/13 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library
Monday, 7/17 | 2 - 3 PM | Miamisburg Branch Library
Tuesday, 7/18 | 2 - 3 PM | Vandalia Branch Library
Thursday, 7/20 | 1 - 2 PM | Brookville Branch Library
Wednesday, 7/26 | 2 - 3 PM | Northwest Branch Library

Learn the different ways animals interact with each other. We’ll dissect an owl pellet to learn about predator-prey relationships. Presented by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
Friday, 7/21 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM | Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library

Learn about different forms of matter and the difference between physical change and chemical reaction. Let’s experiment! Presented by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
Tuesday, 8/1 | 4 - 5 PM | Burkhardt Branch Library

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