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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Show Low Library Receives $10,000 In Grants For New Robotics Club

Robotics Club open to ages 8 to 13 years

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (January 10, 2018) – Show Low Public Library is the recipient of two $5,000 grants to support its new Robotics Club, which gives participants the opportunity to learn 21st century skills in robotics. The first, a “Strengthening Communities Through Libraries” sub-grant, was awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. ALSC received a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants to schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. The Show Low library is one of 14 organizations in the nation to receive this highly competitive grant and the only library in Arizona.

            The second, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grant, was awarded by the Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN), a grant underwritten by the National Science Foundation. The Show Low library was one of four grant award recipients in the White Mountains region out of a pool of 12 applicants.

            The library’s Robotics Club is open to children, ages 8 to 13 years old. The kids will learn to use ROBOTC (a text-based programming language) to create virtual world robots. They will learn to build and program actual robots and participate in robotic competitions. For more information about the grants or the Robotics Club, call (928) 532-4070 or go to www.showlowaz.gov/library.

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