Robotics Learning Lab
JCPL has developed a broad range of STEAM programming at all four branch locations. STEAM programs engage all ages, creating a truly multigenerational library experience. When kids are exposed to STEAM concepts and practices, they are better prepared for school success and they become more aware of higher education and career opportunities in the sciences.
We have an exciting opportunity to serve more patrons of all ages than ever before in science and technology. The Robotics Learning Lab provides JCPL patrons with access to a wide variety of next-generation technologies in a fun, educational environment. Kids learn to program, manipulate and interact with robotics hardware as they study the principles of coding and artificial intelligence (AI). Teens learn about rewarding career paths in advanced manufacturing and other fields. Adults learn about re-skilling opportunities to help them stay up-to-date with today’s workforce.
The Robotics Learning Lab will be an enclosed space within the new branch building supported by a full-time lab coordinator and the current library staff programmers. Patrons of all ages will have the opportunity to drop in for individual programs using the robotics technology and go deeper with extended program series and day camps that will allow for sustained educational opportunities.
Robotics technology has a big footprint in Johnson County, through our schools’ FIRST Robotics competition teams and our first-class advanced manufacturing employers. We are pursuing partnerships with both to assure we are providing up-to-date, engaging and relevant programming that positions our patrons for school and career success throughout their lives.
Your gift will ensure that we provide technology learning opportunities to JCPL patrons regardless of economic status or educational background. These are the tools of the future and we believe that everyone in our community deserves a chance to help build that future.