Science fun at the library


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com



Kids at the Boonville Public Library react with excitement during a program by Science Tellers.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Children watch with great interest as Science Tellers presenter Shoshanna Hill creates a bunch of bubbles in a science experiment involving hydrogen peroxide, soap and potassium iodine.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

BOONVILLE — They may still be out of school for the summer, but that doesn’t mean Yadkin County youth aren’t still learning.

Thanks to local libraries across the county kids are enjoying some fun and educational programming on a variety of topics. The Boonville Public Library hosted a presentation by Science Tellers on July 20. As the name suggests, this unique group combines storytelling and science in a fun, kid-friendly way to teach some basic science concepts.

“There’s sort of this idea that art and science are different, that they can’t go together, that’s not true at all. They have the same roots. I really love this show that combines both of those things and it really gets the kids exited and you can see them respond to it,” said Shoshanna Hill, the program presenter.

Hill told the story of a brother and sister and their summer adventures as she animatedly bounced about the room, involving kids in the story and science experiments throughout the program.

This summer the Boonville Library has had programs featuring gymnastics, puppets and a magician. The library’s summer reading program also is wrapping up. Children have kept a log of the books they have read since the school year ended and will receive prizes for participating.

“It’s just a little incentive to keep them reading during the summer,” said Branch Librarian Angie Walker.

For additional summer reading programs, visit www.nwrl.org. To learn more about Science Tellers, check out their Facebook page or visit www.sciencetellers.com.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter or Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Kids at the Boonville Public Library react with excitement during a program by Science Tellers.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_6510.jpgKids at the Boonville Public Library react with excitement during a program by Science Tellers. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Children watch with great interest as Science Tellers presenter Shoshanna Hill creates a bunch of bubbles in a science experiment involving hydrogen peroxide, soap and potassium iodine.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_6519.jpgChildren watch with great interest as Science Tellers presenter Shoshanna Hill creates a bunch of bubbles in a science experiment involving hydrogen peroxide, soap and potassium iodine. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com

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