By Roxanne Jensen
On Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m., the Castle Dale Library hosted their third Family STEM night with activities around the theme of survival. We started with a couple of stories given by Camille Thomas. Thomas told the story of the 21 elephants who had to cross the Brooklyn Bridge before people would believe they could cross it. Then, she read the “True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” a parody of the real story.
The kids broke into teams and some built bridges, while the others made shelters out of gumdrops and toothpicks for their little piggy. The object was to keep the shelter around the pig, while the big bad wolf (blow dryer) tried to blow it down.
The night ended with everyone making their own catapult or sling shot to shoot cowboys and indians down the aisles. It was a lots of fun!
Our next STEM night will be March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Swell room. We will be hosting our Adult Book Discussion: “Arctic Drift” by Clive Cussler, along with our science partner Joey Birch. Please plan on attending. It’s FREE! We give out great door prizes!