Leeds Girl Scouts Create S.T.E.M. Project for Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Two girl scouts from the Leeds Girl Scout Troup 30234, under the leadership of Troup Leader Liz Johnson, made a presentation to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library last Thursday. Girl Scouts, Emma Cox and Katelyn Finn, took on a project to help them attain the Bronze Award which is the highest award achievable at their particular level in the Girl Scout program.

In the presentation to the library board of directors, Katelyn shared, “My name is Katelyn Finn and this is Emma Cox and we would like to present six Tinker Boxes. I am happy to advise that this project has helped us complete and earn the highest award possible to our level of Juniors in the Girl Scout Program which is the Bronze Award. There are several steps to receiving this award including providing a sustainable, meaningful lasting project for a recipient in the community. We were required to complete at least 20 hours each to go into the project including choosing the project, doing the research required to develop the project, creating the plan, implementing the plan and presenting the final project to the recipient to complete the requirements for the award. These Tinker boxes were created to help Ms. Annette McGuire, the Activities Director with the library, in her desire to use them while working with her S.T.E.M. Program at the library. S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering and math.”

Emma shared, “We are presenting four Tinker Boxes today which contain assorted hand tools such as screw drivers both standard and ratcheting, assorted types of wrenches, rachets and assorted types of screws, bolts, nuts, anchors and washers. These tools will be used with these wooden stands that we created to allow the user to learn how these different types of screws and bolts. We created two each of these types of Tinker Boxes including step-by-step instructions on how to use the kits. In addition to these four Tinker Boxes, we also made one of each Tinker Box which teaches the user how a flashlight works. These Tinker Boxes contain different types of flashlights and all the parts that go with them. Instructions are included on how to put each flashlight together, including how the batteries are assembled and what has to happen to allow the batteries to have the light come on. We want to thank Ms. Annette and all of you for allowing us to help the library in this way and hope that these Tinker Boxes will help the kids to learn about these things in a fun way. This completes our presentation and we thank you all for allowing us to be here.”

Congratulations, Katelyn and Emma on your accomplishments and to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for being the recipient of this wonderful project!

National STEM day is November 8 and the library will be officially presenting the Tinker Boxes made by Emma and Katelyn for everyone to view at the library at their all-day STEM event. Hands-on activities will be available for all ages to explore and library staff will explain what STEM is. Plans are to expand their STEM program to be available for adults and tots in 2023.

STEM activities require gathering and using evidence to create knowledge or solve problems. The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library’s monthly STEM Club provides hands-on challenges to stimulate higher thinking skills through activities for children explore, play, and try new things.

For more information about this and other library programs, please visit www.LeedsLibrary.com.

Leeds Girl Scouts Create S.T.E.M. Project for Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Pictured here with their project L-R: Todd Hower, Emma Cox, Patrick Sessions, Barbara Carney, Linda Miller, Susan Miller, Brent Reese, Katelyn Finn and Liz Johnson.

My Story Town November 2022

My Story Town November 2022 at Leeds Historic Depot hosted by Leeds Historical Society and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library –
Tuesday, November 8th @10:30am. My Story Town is for children and their caregivers. Come hear stories, take a tour and learn about historic Leeds. All children will receive a sticker for their My Story Town Passports and a button to collect and wear. My Story Town is a community project of the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library to share information about our city, our people and our places!

November Calendar Hot off the Press!

The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library November Calendar is hot off the press!  Check it out!  More information coming soon about each event, but be sure to mark your calendars so you will not miss a moment of the fun!

As always, give us a call anytime you have a question or would like more information – 205.699.5962.  Thanks so much for your support of our local library!

This Week at the Library for Week of October 24

We invite you to take advantage of everything this week at the library for week of October 24.  Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday, October 24 – Lunchtime Movie:  11a-1p Hocus Pocus
  • Tuesday, October 25 – Born to Read:  10:30a-11a
  • Wednesday, October 26 – Movie:  11a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • Thursday, October 27 – STEM Club 4p-5p
  • Friday, October 28 – Be sure and enter the Pumpkin Decorating Contest this Week
  • Saturday, October 29 – Take & Make Saturday

Remember to mark your calendar for Halloween with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat and plan to participate with the Great Pumpkin Carving & Painting Contest.  Learn More!

Of course, you can always come in and check out a book, find a cozy chair and stay awhile!  Leeds Jane Culbreth Library awaits your visit.

Be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library!  This is a new special event in conjuction with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat event.  See details below for dates and times to drop off your decorated or carved pumpkin to e

This Week at the Library

We invite you to take advantage of everything this week at the library.  Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday, October 17 – Lunchtime Movie:  11a-1p Clue
  • Tuesday, October 18 – Tot Time:  10:30a-11a
  • Wednesday, October 19 – 10a-6p Recipe Swap
  • Thursday, October 20 – 4p-5p Art Club
  • Friday, October 21 – Check out a Get Moving Book
  • Saturday, October 22 – Movie: 11a-1p Hocus-Pocus

Remember to mark your calendar for Halloween with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat and plan to participate with the Great Pumpkin Carving & Painting Contest.  Learn More!

Of course, you can always come in and check out a book, find a cozy chair and stay awhile!  Leeds Jane Culbreth Library awaits your visit.

Enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest!

Be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library!  This is a new special event in conjunction with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat event.  See details below for dates and times to drop off your decorated or carved pumpkin to enter the contest and for the viewing/judging of all pumpkins.  It’s going to be a fabulous time!!

Click here to download these printables to enter the contest!

Contest Details

Drop off your pumpkin at the circulation desk on Saturday, Oct. 29th 10AM-2PM
Viewing & Voting
Monday, Oct. 31st 1pm-5pm
During the Downtown Trick or Treating

Participants will create a carved or decorated pumpkin at home and fill out an entry form.
Winners will receive a gift card to a local business. Anyone can stop by the Library to view the entries and vote for your favorite on Monday, Oct 31st.

To learn more about this event, send your inquiries to Annette.McGuire@LeedsLibrary.com

Be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library!  This is a new special event in conjuction with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat event.  See details below for dates and times to drop off your decorated or carved pumpkin to e

Be Sure to Join Us for My Story Town October 11

Meet us at the Leeds Fire Station at 10:30am for My Story Town community program. Join us Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30 at Leeds Fire Station 1, 1081 Park Drive Leeds, AL. 35094 (across from the police department and in front of the Leeds Splash Pad).

We are excited to present the newest Leeds Jane Culbreth Library program -My Story Town. We will hear stories and take a tour of the fire department.

Special Thanks to our partners: Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Leeds Redevelopment Authority (RDA) and Everyone Leeds for donating stickers and Leeds My Story Town Passports.

To read more about what My Story Town is all about, check out a previous news post.

For more information CALL: (205) 699-6259.

October is Cook Book Month

October is National Cookbook Month and we think it’s a perfect time to celebrate with us by pulling out a favorite cookbook or finding a new one from the wide variety of mouthwatering cookbooks available at Leeds Jane Culbreth library. We will be sharing, swapping, and making recipes all month so be sure to check out our social media post.

Bon Appetit!

October is National Cookbook Month and we think it’s a perfect time to celebrate with us by pulling out a favorite cookbook or finding a new one from the wide variety of mouthwatering cookbooks available at Leeds Jane Culbreth library.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is warm and inviting.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  The library is located at 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094.  T:  205.699.5962.

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