Albany library event teaches kids about aviation

January 15, 2017 07:55 PM

ALBANY -- If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again.

Just like pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart before them, the kids in the airplane derby at the Washington Ave. branch of the Albany Public Library didn't take off perfectly the first time.

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But with slight changes to to their designs, plus some practice, like Earhart they also eventually accomplished their goals.

“Can they hit the hoops? We will test how far the plane will go. We're doing hang time, how long it will stay in the air, and also can they stick to a runway?” said Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Anderson.

After the hands-on learning, there were also items to check out to learn more about both the science of flying and the history of one of the world's greatest aviators.

“I've got a selection of biography books and also books about planes in general,” Anderson said.

But another, more immediate lesson, was also learned.

“No, I'll get detention,” said Keynan when asked if he’ll fly paper airplanes in school.

The Washington Ave. branch intends to add more after school programming with similar monthly themes.   


WNYT Staff

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