Geological Survey Program

Educating Young Minds During the Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program

Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program

Cathy Smith, Director of the Rolla Public Library invited geologists to kick-off events for the Rolla Public Library's Summer Reading Program.  "Minerals in Everyday Life" was the topic Monday, June 3 when our staff geologist Vicki Voigt gave a  presentation about uses ofRolla Public Library Summer Reading Program minerals in society.  Children were able to ask questions and inspect the impressive rocks, minerals and fossils Vicki brought with her to the library.  Tailored for children K-6th grade students this program was very well-attended.  The library's "Rock Road Show," held the evening of Thursday, June 6 was equally well-attended. Open to all ages, the event featured a "Make and Take Your Own Rock and Mineral Set" activity. Throughout the evening, staff geologist Neil Elfrink answered questions about geology and identified rocks and minerals that went into the kits, along with rocks and minerals children brought to the library for him to identify. 

The library's "Rock Road Show," held the evening of Thursday, June 6 was equally well-attended. Open to all ages, the event featured a "Make and Take Your Own Rock and Mineral Set" activity. Throughout the evening, staff geologist Neil Elfrink answered questions about geology and identified rocks and minerals that went into the kits, along with rocks and minerals children brought to the library for him to identify. 

The rocks and minerals the children used in their rock kits were provided by the Geological Survey.  The Survey also provided eight sets of Missouri Resources Educational Trading Cards and three Missouri Rock and Mineral Sets as prizes. Visit the Rolla Public Library's website for information about continuing activities associated with the Summer Reading Program.

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