BC Day Closure: All locations will be closed on Monday, August 3. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 4.
Our Re-opening Plan: Check your library branch webpage to see services offered and open hours. View Re-opening plan details.
Connect with library staff: Email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or phone 1-844-649-8127: Monday 9AM-1PM, Tuesday to Friday: 9AM-5PM, Saturday: 11AM-3PM (PT).
You can find activities incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) created by our library staff.
Check out our new STEAM Activity of the Week. Open it up, print it off, and you’re ready to get started on an awesome new project!
Download the Activity Sheet [PDF]
Engineering - How to Make your own Bottle Raft
Ages: 5 - 13
Description: This activity could save your life! If you were stranded on a desert island and you had some large empty barrels, you could make a raft to escape. It is a simple matter of balancing forces. The weight on the raft’s platform pushes the raft downward into the water, but this force is balanced out by the buoyance, or “up thrust,” of the water pressing against the air-filled plastic bottles. Because these forces are equal, the raft floats.
Mouse Quick Fix!
Working with Unknown Sensors
How to Make a Cardboard Robotic Arm
Check out the ORL YouTube Channel's STEAM Playlist
Read our weekly STEAM Newsletters for a ton of library recommended STEAM activities, podcasts, programs and more for all ages! Each week we’ll take you on a STEAM adventure. There’s something here for everyone!
Issue 16 (July 22, 2020)
Every Thursday | 5:30 to 6:30 PM | Ages 7-13
Online Coding Club, is a fun and interactive coding program for 7-13-year-olds! We learn, create, develop and play together!
Register online on our Events Calendar. If registered, you will be sent a link on the day of the program to join in with one of the library's Tech Assistants.