Library holds math, science event for children

3D printing, pumpkin dissection included in seasonal learning time

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

The second annual Spooky Scary Science event will be held at the Moscow Public Library on Wednesday for all children in preschool through third grade.

Spooky Scary Science will emphasize math and science while also letting children have fun celebrating Halloween, said Stacie Echanove, Moscow Public Library librarian and youth services manager.

The event will feature a WSU professor who will talk about how snakes function and bring real snake skins with him to show the children.

Other planned activities include 3D-printing ghouls, looking at the inside of a pumpkin and other science experiments. Librarians will also read Halloween stories.

“We’re having this event to show the kids different ways to learn, how to have fun and bring together the community,” Echanove said.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moscow Public Library.

The content included in the event is geared towards younger children, but older siblings are welcome. An adult is also required to attend with the child.

“We are more than a check-out-a-book library,” Echanove said. “We are a community center and are more dynamic than that.”

The Moscow Public Library partners with the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide the community with two math and science focused events each year.

The individual library employees get to shape the events the way they see fit, Echanove said. The library holds one in the fall and another in the spring.

“This event is our spin on a math and science program,” she said.

The library hosted approximately 80 attendees at last year’s Spooky Scary Science event and is anticipating about the same numbers for this year, Echanove said.

In addition to the Spooky Scary Science event, the Moscow Library will also be hosting Halloween Storytime on Oct. 30. Storytime is geared toward preschool-age children.

“It is safe, family fun,” Echanove said. “It shows how much we love our kids in the community.”