IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration

An awesome new tech project each month!

There are two sessions to sign up for:

Session 1: IGNITE club. Girls, grades 7-12. Do this month’s project yourself, then stick around and help other teens learn how to do it in Session 2!

Session 2: Open to boys and girls, grades 5-12. Do this month’s project!!

Sign up for IGNITE email notifications about future meetings

Register for these IGNITE programs now:

 

The Wright plane takes off!

If you’ve been following along, it has been a long journey from the Avon Library One Book series, based on David McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers” to making our very own 1:4 scale 1903 Wright flyer.

And now… drumroll please… it has taken off! Literally!! The plane is now on view for all to see in the Library atrium. Check out the view from the first floor, or take a peek from the Children’s Room windows for a bird’s eye perspective.

Wright plane being hung up in the library

An average of six builders met 93 times from November 2016 to June 2017 to complete this project in 1,405 hours! We could not have done it without the help of all of our community builders. Thank you all!

Thank you Avon Department of Public Works for climbing the height to help us hang the plane.

And thank you to the Avon Education Foundation for generously funding this community project.

Avon Education Foundation logo

From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria…

The hurricanes may have come and gone, but the relief and clean up efforts continue.

 

There has been a lot of weather-related news lately, and it can be tough to keep tabs. Here are some resources:

Stay Up to Date

Recent hurricane news from newspapers across the country: NewsBank: Access with your Avon library card

 

Support relief organizations

 

Learn about the science of hurricanes

 

Get prepared for natural disasters