Live Oak Public Libraries is one of almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. Rincon Library will offer a range of programs to bring the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to children and the community.
Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built – the premier observatory of the next decade. This international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, will launch in December 2021.
The telescope will observe the universe in infrared and give us insight into how our universe formed. Webb will extend the scientific discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope and other past NASA missions.
Join us for virtual programs and take-home projects! Visit or call Rincon Library at (912) 826-2222 for details.
Kits available at Rincon Library all month, while supplies last. Pick up a Moon Calendar or a Moon Observation Kit and chart your observations! Create a Moon Calculator Wheel to help you learn more about the phases of the moon. All ages.
Kits available at Rincon Library all month, while supplies last. Pick up a STEAM-themed activity and have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math. All ages.
Kits available at all library locations, while supplies last. In celebration of National STEM Day, learn about the design of the Webb Telescope and create your own replica of its mirror. Ages 5+
Adapted from NASA's resources for educators.
Join us for guided video tutorial of Webb Telescope Mirror Kit, available at your library, while supplies last! Ages 6+
Click here to register for this virtual program.
View the launch of the Webb Space Telescope at Rincon Library or watch from home!
Enjoy a space-themed outdoor program at Rincon Library. Create an out-of-this-world art project and then display your work in the Library's Webb Space Telescope Gallery. (On view until February 3, 2022)
And try your hand at NASA's #UnfoldTheUniverse Art Challenge.
Celebrate the first images being sent to NASA from the Webb Space Telescope. Join us for a viewing party at Rincon Library or watch from home.
Join NASA research scientist Antara Basu-Zych and her daughter Zina as they read a story about space and share information about the Webb Telescope project!
Click on the book covers to check out the titles featured in Storytime.