Bots and Books

Let’s explore robotics! Join the MC Hammers Robotics Team from Michigan Center High School and Jackson District Library’s Summit Branch for a fun filled event. Experienced team members will teach participants how to program Lego robots, construct mechanisms to enhance robots and lead STEM activities.

This event will be held at the Lion’s Club in Vandercook Lake.

Session Dates: July 18 and August 8, 2 PM

Intended for ages 7-13. Register for a session by calling the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030.

Spore Prints

Explore the world of Fungi with Albion’s Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum! Kids ages 7-13 will learn about the parts of a mushroom, participate in a “mushroom dissection,” and then use their mushroom to create a piece of art.

Registration is required from this program. Please call or stop by your branch to register.

Dates and Locations:

  • Carnegie Library: July 15, 1:30 PM
  • Concord Branch: July 16, 11:30 AM
  • Eastern Branch: July 17, 6 PM
  • Brooklyn Branch: July 18, 11:30 AM
  • Grass Lake Branch (held at the Grass Lake Township Hall): July 19, 1 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Gaining STEAM

Let’s gain some STEAM at the Summit Branch! Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math by learning, discovering, and creating together.
June 26, 3 PM – Experimenting with Magnets
July 31, 3 PM – Don’t Touch the Lava STEAM Challenge
August 14, 3 PM – Ocean Art

Intended for ages 8 to 12.

Registration is required. Call the Summit Branch 517-783-4030 to register.

Kaboomistry

Michigan Science Center presents Kaboomistry!

Why do things explode? Kids can learn about the relationships between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! We’ll mix physics and chemistry to get some loud, flashy effects!

No registration required.

Dates and Locations:

  • Meijer Branch: June 12, 11 AM
  • Spring Arbor Branch: June 12, 3 PM
  • Napoleon Branch: July 10, 1:30 PM
  • Carnegie Library: July 10, 4 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Robotics Demo

Join us at the Springport Township Hall to see a demo of the robot built by the Springport High School robotics team! This program is great for students, and anyone interested in STEAM and robotics.

Spring Break: Full STEAM Ahead

It’s full STEAM ahead for discovery this Spring Break! 

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math to get stamps on your passport and work toward your goal of discovering all 13 fields represented at JDL.

Visit 3 locations to earn a prize, visit 7 locations to earn a second prize and visit 10 locations to earn a third prize and be entered into a grand prize drawing!

You can also complete a trivia sheet at any branch for a grand prize entry; no travel required.

Activities are available until 30 minutes before each library closes during the week of Spring Break: March 22-30.


More Spring Break Week Fun:

Monkey Business Escape Room: Various session times, Carnegie Library

Robotics Demo: March 30, 11 AM, Springport Township Hall

Meijer Branch Book Sale: March 22-30, Open Hours

Carnegie Book Sale: March 22-30, Open Hours

Science Saturday

Enjoy a fun science experiment by making popcorn dance at the Parma Branch!

Intended for ages 8-13. Call 517-531-4908 to register.

Gaining STEAM

Let’s gain some STEAM at the Summit Branch! Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math by learning, discovering, and creating together.
March 27, 3 PM – Create an Art Bot
April 24, 3 PM – Self-Watering Planter
May 22, 3 PM – Lego Challenge & Zipline

Intended for ages 8 to 12.

Registration is required. Call the Summit Branch 517-783-4030 to register.

Geology Rocks

Learn about the rock cycle at the Carnegie Library by performing experiments (you get to wear goggles!), breaking open real geodes and checking out cool rocks and fossils!

Intended for ages 8-15. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Science Saturday

Learn the wonders of Physics through Magnetic Slime! Intended for ages 8-13.

Springport Branch at Springport Township Hall: September 23, 11 AM (call 517-905-1459 to register)

 Parma Branch: November 11, 11 AM (call 517-531-4908 to register)