Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope speaks to a group of elementary school students at the branch on Seminole St., June 19, 2017. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Library Summer Programming Focusing On Tech

Elementary school kids are testing out some of the latest technology to hit the Windsor Public Library.

CEO Kitty Pope says they can walk into any branch of the library this summer and play with 3D printers, virtual reality games, and even learn to code on computers.

“It’s all about experiential learning,” she explains. “We can learn from books, we can learn from the Internet, but you can also learn from experience, and that’s what we’re working on right now.”

Pope encourages children to spend their free time at the library, not just to try out the technology, but to prevent a “summer slide” in their reading skills.

Any students below Grade 4 are advised to read at least 15 minutes a day, while kids above that age should read a book per week in order to keep their reading skills up over the summer.

More summer programs, including activities for older teens and book clubs, can be found at windsorpubliclibrary.com.