Reprinted courtesy of: Arlington Heights Memorial Library
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites you to our interactive math carnival, Math Midway 2Go, featured in the library’s Marketplace from September 9-29. It highlights the wonder of mathematics and features six interactive, custom-designed exhibits with hands-on activities that will captivate and engage visitors of all ages. Make your own designs on the Miles of Tiles magnetic wall. Find shapes within shapes using the Ring of Fire. Design the fastest roller coaster using the Roller Graphicoaster. Drop in during library hours and see how much fun math can be. All ages are invited. MM2GO is a production of the National Museum of Mathematics, momath.org. The library is located in Arlington Heights at 500 N. Dunton Avenue. For more information, call 847-392-0100 or visit the website at www.ahml.info.
The exhibit is part of the library’s ongoing effort to incorporate STEM elements into many of its programs and services for kids and teens. “Skim through any magazine or newspaper about education, science, or politics and you will probably run across a reference to STEM initiatives. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math have never been more important to our future,” said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.
This fall the library is offering opportunities for teens to learn about electronics and circuitry while making Franken-Zombie Toys, for kids to use Lego WeDos to explore robotics and programming, and for preschoolers to learn about math at a Pajama Math Storytime. Partnering with schools and parents in support of STEM education is just one of the ways the library is helping young people in the community to grow into tomorrow’s leaders.