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Fall River Public Library starts monthly tech take-apart program



The Fall River Public Library located at 104 North Main Street will host Breaker Space, a new monthly tech take-apart program for all ages, starting Saturday, April 28th and May 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This STEM program could also be called toy take-a-part; break & make; appliance autopsy; or deconstruction station. Whatever you call it, it’s a fun way for kids and teens (and adults!) to learn how things work. The library will provide patrons with toys, electronics, or appliances and let them carefully take things apart to see what makes them tick.

The Friends of the Library will provide the tools and protective gear. Donated items will be provided to take-apart, and if you want to be really creative, you can use their hot glue gun to make “robots” out of the tech pieces.

This type of program is growing in popularity as it is a great opportunity for kids to explore how common household items work and expose them to circuitry concepts. Kids as well as adults become familiar with an object’s components, so they can identify how items can be repaired and how to create new ones by harvesting parts.

Examples of items that can be taken apart include toasters, sewing machines, electronic or battery-operated toys, fax machines, printers, old telephones, staplers, and more. Donations of used appliances and other items are being accepted now–just drop them off at the Main Library.

NOTE: Since children will be working with these items, we cannot accept any hazardous or oversize items such as TVs, computer monitors, or anything containing breakable glass or chemicals/gasoline/motor oil that could leak. Computer hard drives/laptops are accepted, but please make sure no personal information remains on them.

For more information, contact the library at 508-324-2700.

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