At the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, we strive to bring S.T.R.E.A.M. activities to the youth of our community.

  • S = Science
  • T = Technology
  • R = Reading
  • E = Engineering
  • A = Art
  • M = Math

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Lego Robotics Class

Joe Barnhart Bee County Library is excited to announce participation in the ‘Bots & Books @ Your Library grant. This grant will provide the library with the supplies and training necessary to put on hands-on robotics programs for children ages 7 and older. Using Lego Education WeDo 2.0 robotics kits and the Lego Mindstorm robotics kits, children will be building robots using Lego bricks and learning computer programming as they write code to make their robot complete tasks.

milo robot robotics kits

Robotics programming opens the door to science and technology careers for children by sparking interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. Opportunities for informal science learning encourage children to consider science and technology careers. The library is a natural space for encouraging informal learning.

This program is a collaboration between the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to provide fun informal learning for students all year round. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2015)

Here is a time lapse of one of our programs where we built Lego bots and vehicles from a giant pile of Lego's.

We have even had dancing robots.

Still Frame Animations

Joe Barnhart Library has also given kids the opportunity to make Still Frame animated movies with legos and clay.

Here are a few examples.

Jeremiah made this video short during our Lego movie animation class.

This is Nicky's video short from Lego movie animation class.

Tommy made this video short during Lego movie animation class.

A short movie made by Lyla.

Marcus & Colton's movie animation.

Our children's director Robert made this video short as an example.

3d Pen

We have also had classes on using a 3d pen. We have made flowers, Valentines, Bugs and animals.