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Library hosts “Battle of the Bots”

This is part of a series of STEM activities hosted by Roanoke Public Libraries.
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 8:11 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Monday, kids combined reading and robotics at Roanoke’s South County Library.

The branch hosted the Battle of the Bots, a fierce competition where kids create designs on remote-controlled cars and battle their peers in the ring for prizes.

Then the models face off in a ring trying to pop each other’s balloons.

Library staffers say this is part of many programs they have focused on STEM learning.

“It uses design thinking and the kids have had a lot of fun; we’ve done this program all over this system the past couple weeks, and this is the final run,” says Michael Hibben, branch manager at the South County Library.

The library will have more technology programs coming up in the fall, like coding classes

If you’re interested in learning more about the programs, or registering your child, click here.

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