The BOOMbox is an experimental space designed to facilitate STEAM learning for all ages. Every few months the theme of the room will change. Find the BOOMbox in the Youth Services Area of the library.


May 1 to August 20, 2017

We're exploring the progression of energy throughout human history. From static electricity to portable smartphone chargers, we want you to have a better understanding of how harnessing energy started and where new discoveries may be taking us. We're highlighting some of our favorite circuitry resources like MakeyMakey and Arduino kits plus new tools and resources—all for hands on learning, exploration, and experimentation.

Drop-in times

Ages 6 and up. Families welcome. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Monday, 3–8 pm
  • Tuesday, 3:30–6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 3–8 pm
  • Thursday, 3:30–6:30 pm
  • Saturday, 1–5:30 pm
  • Sunday, 1–5:30 pm

Micro Workshops

During drop-in, attend a micro workshop for guided exploration on selected topics:

  • Mondays, 4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 6:30 pm


You can also sign up for classes in the BOOMbox to learn about specific topics. View the schedule