tweens

Tween Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host Scratch computer programming classes for tweens (age 8-12) in the library computer lab. Kids will build a fun maze game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online preregistration starts April 15, 2020 at 9 am.  Class size is limited to 12 students. Those who arrive more than five minutes late may forfeit their space(s).  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

 

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 15, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 14 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Tween Escape Room: The Lost Mummy (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Join us at 4:30 pm in Meeting Room B for a Tween Escape Room: The Lost Mummy. Participants must solve puzzles, decode clues, and problem-solve with their team to “breakout and unlock” various puzzles associated with an Ancient Egyptian theme.  

Please Note: 
This program is for children ages 8-12 only. Limited seating for caregivers and younger siblings who wish to observe will be available in the back of the room. Only attending participants must preregister. Online registration is required and starts Monday, April 13, 2020 at 9 am. Those who arrive more than five minutes late may forfeit their space(s). If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.

For more information:
Contact Amy German, (512) 218-7034

Write On! Short Story Contest (ages 8-12)

The Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Write On! Tween Short Story Contest. Young authors, ages 8-12, may submit an original short story. The contest will be open from Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The top three short stories will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

Contest guidelines:

  • Writers may enter one original short story.
  • The story must be a maximum of 2000 words or 5 pages double-spaced. 
  • Writers must be ages 8-12.
  • Previously published stories will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Write your story!
  • Save your story in a Word document or in a plain text file. In the e-mail message please include: writer’s name, parent or guardian’s name, writer’s age, an e-mail address and/or phone number and the story title. Attach the file and email it to: Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

 Questions?

Please contact Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7034

Tween Homeschool Games and Swap (ages 9-13)

Come hang out with old and new friends while playing games.  We’ll have board and party games. Bring one of your own if you’d like as well.  

The second part of this homeschool day is a “stuff swap.” This is a good way to get rid of your gently used items like games, toys, books etc. and receive new items. Whatever we don’t take home will be donated. 

This event is geared toward tweens (ages 9-13) and siblings. We’ll gather from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in Meeting Room B. For specifics, please contact the Stars Of Texas Homeschoolers

Reading Adds Up

Image is the logo of Texas State University's Round Rock campus, including a maroon and gold star and the phrase "The rising STAR of Texas"Can kids really love both reading and math? 

You bet!

Explore how with Reading Adds Up, an event featuring come-and-go stations that welcome kids, parents, educators, and childcare providers.

Students from Texas State University Round Rock’s Teacher Education program host a fun-filled come-and-go session of math and literacy.

Walk up to the station that matches your child’s grade level, meet some future teachers,  enjoy a story, and then explore a math concept related to the story.

There will be individual stations targeting developmentally appropriate goals for learners ages 4-11.

Come when you can–maybe even just stay a bit after Rockin’ Kids Club: Art, or arrive a little early for Evening Storytime.

This free event is in the Library’s Room C.

Tween LEGO® Robotics (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Join us at 4:30 pm in Meeting Room A to build and explore with LEGO® WeDo robotic kits. Team up to build a Lego WeDo soccer showdown tournament. Participants will use the LEGO® WeDo construction set to assemble and program a soccer goal with moving goalie, a kicker using motors and sensors, and mechanized cheering fan. 

Please Note:

This program is for children ages 8-12 only. Limited seating for caregivers and younger siblings who wish to observe will be available in the back of the room. Only attending participants must preregister. Online registration is required and starts Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9 am. Those who arrive more than five minutes late may forfeit their space(s). If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this activity.

For more information:

Contact Amy German, (512) 218-7034

Reading Adds Up

Image is the logo of Texas State University's Round Rock campus, including a maroon and gold star and the phrase "The rising STAR of Texas"Can kids really love both reading and math? 

You bet!

Explore how with Reading Adds Up, an event featuring come-and-go stations that welcome kids, parents, educators, and childcare providers.

Students from Texas State University Round Rock’s Teacher Education program host a fun-filled come-and-go session of math and literacy.

Walk up to the station that matches your child’s grade level, meet some future teachers,  enjoy a story, and then explore a math concept related to the story.

There will be individual stations targeting developmentally appropriate goals for learners ages 4-11.

Come when you can–maybe even just stay a bit after Rockin’ Kids Club: LEGO(R) Free Build, or arrive a little early for Evening Storytime.

This free event is in the Library’s Room C.

Tween Gaming: Super Smash Brothers Challenge (ages 8-12)

Do you have what it takes to be the gaming champion? Join us at 4:30 pm to show off your Wii U skills as you compete against friends and strangers in head-to-head rounds.  

Tweens (age 8-12) are invited to the Library’s Tween Gaming: Super Smash Brothers Challenge at Round Rock Public Library on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Join us in Meeting Room B for video games, board games, snacks, and fun!