Bring your digital skills to Taunton Library’s new Glass Box

Do you or your business have cutting edge digital skills that you can share with local young people? If so, Somerset County Council’s Library Service needs you!

Somerset Library Service, working with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET), are hosting an event on Wednesday 25 May as part of the innovative Glass Box Project, for people and organisations willing to collaborate to inspire young people to build their digital skills.

If you come along, you will also find out more about the Glass Box Project in Taunton Library and how it will be supporting education and skills development in Somerset’s young people.

Volunteers (library volunteers, STEM Ambassadors and any other interested adults) plus teachers of any stage are welcome to come along and find out about what they can do in the Glass Box, and can see how they can interact with the Glass Box to bring benefit to their community.

At the event you can:

  • Have a tour of The Glass Box and find out about the technology support that will be available through The Glass Box Project.
  • Discuss the potential volunteering and educational opportunities that the project presents.
  • Have a go with Lego® Mindstorms® robots, Kano computers and find out more about the new BBC Micro:bit.
  • Find out about Code Club, what it offers and how it works to engage young people in computer and gaming coding.
  • Network with other people interested in The Glass Box Project and discover what you can collectively offer to the community.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 25 May at 16:30 in Taunton Library. You can book your place http://glassboxtaunton.eventbrite.com

For the latest information on The Glass Box, visit www.somersetlibraries.co.uk or visit @GlassBoxTaunton on Twitter.