Summer Learning Day at the Library

The El Paso Public Library celebrated Summer Learning Day on June 19, 2015. Summer Learning Day is sponsored by the National Summer Learning Association, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to encourage learning during the summer. The goal of Summer Learning Day is to provide children and teens with educational opportunities during the summer months when kids are out of school.

To celebrate Summer Learning Day, 10,000 books were given away citywide, including at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch.

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In addition to a book giveaway, we had activities for children and teens. Teens who attended Summer Learning Day were taught how to make duct tape wallets.

The children who attended Summer Learning Day were invited to design Puff Cars. Children were given one piece of paper, two paper clips, three drinking straws, four Lifesaver candies, and a piece of tape. Using only these items, they were to create a car that could be powered only by their breath. It required them to hypothesize what would conceivably make a breath-powered car go, and to think critically on how to make the fastest car possible.

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Once the cars were built, the kids raced them. The kids with the two fastest cars were awarded coupons for a free pizza buffet from Peter Piper Pizza. Another coupon was awarded to the child who made the best looking design.

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For more information about Summer Learning Day, please visit their website: http://www.summerlearning.org/

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