‘3-Dgineers’ wanted at Black Canyon City Library

BLACK CANYON CITY – Looking for something cool and hands-on for the kids to do over the October break? Look no further! The Black Canyon City Community Library is looking for parents and kids 10 years and older to become “3-Dgineers” and help assemble 3-D printer kits.

That’s right: not only can kids and parents learn about 3-D printing, but they can also build a printer from the ground up. Interested? Great! The “3-Dgineering” project will be happening, from October 2 until October 13, from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; except for Saturday, October 6, and Thursday, October 11.

This is a free event and drop-ins are welcome. Parents are encouraged to come with their kids, but children over 10 can come by themselves too.

Come help with this unique opportunity and get your name on a poster immortalizing your status as a 3-D printing expert! Not only that, but when the printers are opened to the public you’ll have first dibs and special access. Pretty cool, right?

This project is part of a Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded in May by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This grant, called “BotBuilders,” allowed the library to purchase two 3-D printer kits as part of an extensive project to teach coding skills to students and local youths, with the ultimate goal of having them create and program their own 3-D printed robots.

Much of this activity will take place at Canon School but the library will also have related projects, with “3-Dgineering” being the first event.

Give the library a call at 623-374-5866 for any questions, or just stop on by and ask for Chance. Black Canyon City Community Library is located at 34701 S Old Black Canyon Highway.