Kids build rockets, print toys at Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading kick-off
A focus on STEM subjects this year
Science books, engineering activities and hands-on maker projects attracted hundreds of kids to the kick-off of Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at the Central Library on Thursday.
This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read,” with a focus on STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.
Carmelo the Science Fellow (Carmelo Piazza), a teacher at P.S. 261 who operates two wildly popular science centers and a science-themed preschool in Downtown Brooklyn, read from the picture book “Rosie Revere, Engineer.”
The book is about a girl-tinkerer who dreams of becoming a great engineer. “Being an engineer is about asking questions. Do you think we could engineer a rocket, make it fly high to the sky?” Carmelo asked.