On June 20th, the Tacony Library began hosting participants of the annual Tacony Explorers Program. This is a Program sponsored through a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation and launched through a partnership between the Tacony Community Development Corporation and the Free Library of Philadelphia. The program features Literacy, STEM, and Enrichment activities for kids entering grades 1-7, hosted by the Tacony Library with an experienced staff dedicated to the education of Tacony's children.
Tacony Explorers features three programs every weekday at the library. From 11-12, kids can attend a Literacy program to practice their reading and writing skills. This program is broken up based on reading level, with activities for K-2nd Grade on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3rd-4th Grade on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 5th-7th Grade on Fridays. Participants can expect to take home a free book every week on the second day of programming for their reading level, with 5th-7th graders getting a free book every Friday.
Every weekday from 1-2, Tacony's kids can come by for STEM activities featuring cool activities, experiments, games, and more! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and is a fundamental part of childhood education. After STEM, participants are invited to join staff for an Enrichment activity from 3-4. Enrichment is varied, but will typically include a craft, fun activity, or game.
Tacony Explorers has been a successful annual program thanks to the staff and volunteers who make it happen, and a grant from the William Penn Foundation. Activities will continue to run on weekdays at the Tacony Library until August 18th.