Children’s Blog

iRobot at the Library!

Today we have a visit from Steve, an engineer for iRobot! He shared information about what it's like to work for the company, what mechanical engineers do for a company like iRobot and some of what iRobot builds. He also showed us two robots, Roomba a vacuum robot and Packbot a modular, adaptable and expandable robot that can perform surveillance, reconnaissance, detection and HazMat handling operations. The kids loved all the different capabilities of the Packbot, especially the camera and video options! 

Thank you to iRobot for a great program!!




Safety for Kids with Sergeant Groux

Yesterday we had a visit from the Winchester Police Department's safety officer, Sergeant Groux! He taught us all about bike safety, pedestrian safety (crossing the street) and calling 911. He also provided us with a great website for parents on safety inside and outside of the home. He also sent everyone home with their own Junior Officer's badge, Winchester is an even safer place now! Thank you Sergeant Groux for visiting us! We look forward to having you back at the library soon!


The Buzz on Bees!

Bees in the library! Yes! This Saturday we had a visit from The Barefoot Bee beekeepers. They brought real, live bees (see below for a picture of the portable hive), tools they use to work with the bees and also explained just how important bees are to our everyday life! It was quite a learning experience! For more information on bees stop by the Children's Room and check out a book today!

 traveling beehive