The Joseph H. Plumb Library in Rochester kicked off their summer reading program entitled “Dig Into Reading” last Friday evening, where “Mad Scientist” Laser Leigh presented a group of K-6 graders from the Tri-Town area with several scientific experiments and an informative, yet fun, lecture on the wide scientific world.
The presentations included segments on gravity, the earth’s surface, inertia, and even a portion where students created volcanic models out of a beaker and some different chemicals provided by Leigh.
“Dig Into Reading” officially started June 1, and this recent presentation was an example of what’s in store for the summer. The program includes weekly activities for children to participate in, as well as features several other performers.
This particular event was held at the Congressional Church, because it is bigger than the library and able to house the 30 or so students that attended the event, as well as their parents and relatives.
“We’re lucky that we’re having it here,” said Lisa Fuller, who runs Children’s Services at the library. “Our neighbor let us have use of the building, so we have no space limitations.”
From the looks of it, students can expect an action-packed summer at Plumb Library.
Registration is still open, so anyone interested in signing up for the free “Dig Into Reading” program can do so at the Plumb Library or at their website, which is www.plumblibrary.com.
By Nick Walecka