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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Can adults check out a science kit....??

By Maull & Polyblank
Dear Circ,

I came to the Open House on the 9th. Wow, I was impressed. What a great collection! I know the kids and teens are going to have a great time with the kits and learn a lot too. But I'm curious, can adults check out a science kit? Because I think I'd be interested in some of them. And while I'll admit to being a bit of an old dog, I think I still have a few new tricks left in me.

Victor Mature


Dear Vic,

You bring up a great point. Our kits are "cataloged" with some age groups in mind. But that aspect of cataloging is a guide to help parents, not a rule. And it doesn't mean that any of our patrons can't check the kits out and enjoy them. Learning new things is for everybody, no matter what their physical age. As one observant fellow pointed out at our open house, the librarians were having as much fun as the kids!

We should also point out that the science is changing about our brains and how to take care of them. One good way to keep our minds sharp is to exercise them by doing something new, something outside of our "comfort zone." Our brains make new connections, and just plain work better. So if you're thinking about doing things that you used to enjoy but haven't had time to pursue, or you want to get your toes wet with a new hobby and think a kit might introduce you to a new area, give it a go. There's a great big world just waiting for a new explorer to visit.

By all means, no matter who you are, you should feel free to use your privileges at our library. If you find a kit or three that you'd like to try, we say go for it!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is he a patron of ours. The person above is both a famous scientist as well as a famous author. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this person, go here. For an absolutely fascinating collection of this man's work, including images of original writing, and some of his wonderful drawings, go here. For items to check out, try our catalog.


Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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