Library Lines: Make STEAM @ Home

Looking for fun and educational activities when the family is stuck inside during the winter weather? Now you can Make STEAM @ Home with the Ridgefield Library’s new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Kits for children ages 4 to 11. The library is developing a series of fun, interactive, thematic learning kits about a variety of topics and skills that relate to STEAM and literacy.

Make science at home with Snap Circuits or Osmo. Learn coding with Bee-Bots or Dash & Dot. Engineer with K’Nex or dominos. Make art with a Spirograph or Cursive kits; make math with the Money Kit or the Telling-Time Kit. Drama, knitting and Ozobot kits will be coming in February.

Stop in at the Lodewick Children’s Library to see the available kits and take one home for seven days with the use of your Ridgefield Library card. STEAM kits are available for checkout only from the children’s information desk (and must be returned there) and may not be reserved. One per family, please; late fees $2 per day, up to a maximum of $20. STEAM kits at the Ridgefield Library are made possible by the McGovern family.

Kristina Lareau is head of children’s services at the Ridgefield Library. She can be reached at 203-438-2282 or