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Game Room

The Youth Services department has it all! Kids can use the game room to study, or take a break and play PS4, WiiU, or Xbox One. Learn more about the Game Room.

Light Bright Stop Motion Animation - March 2014

Barrington Area Library teens had a blast creating a stop motion animation video on the library's light bright wall!

The librarians were impressed by the creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the teens. Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)
Step-by-step instructions: Windows Movie Maker

Toontastic - March 2014

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library Kids in our latest program on March 25th.

1:30 Toontastic Class:

The Ferocious Sea

The Ship Fight

Shark Atac

3:00 Toontastic Class

Green 1

Green 2

Peace and Harmony

Monkey Business

Page Turners Club Recommends - February 2014

Usually Mr. Mitch and Miss Becky choose the books to discuss for our Page Turners Book Club meetings, but this time we asked the Page Turners themselves to bring in a favorite book to talk about! Several (very brave) members filmed their book discussions. We think they're super fantabulously amazing (the books and the kids)!

Here are their recommendations:

The House of Hades, Rick Riordan

In a Blink, Kiki Thorpe

The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Liz Kessler

Airhead, Meg Cabot

The Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket

Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale

The Hollow City, Ransom Riggs

Marble Machines- February 2014

With just some pegboards, planks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, and funnels, kids and teens made amazing marble machines! You can see the talented designs that were made below.

Want to learn more about marble machines? Check out the Exploratorium's post on marble machines.

Toontastic - February 2014

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library kids in our latest program on February 14th.

The Astronaut

Clams, Pirates And Horses

Squid Fight

The Pirate

The Castle

Saving

Stop-Motion Animation - Winter 2014

In the winter edition of stop-motion animation, kids and teens (grades 3-5/6-8) combined their imaginations with technology to create some wonderful movies.

The librarians were extremely impressed with the attention to detail displayed by each group and their ability to work as a team. Their hard work was apparent, as each video is a masterpiece! Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: Windows Live Movie Maker (PC)

Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)

 

Toontastic - November 2013

 

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library kids in our latest program on November 8th.

 

1:00 Toontastic Class:

Boooooo

The Castle

Fun Day

The Princess

Princess and the Pony

Puppy and Princess

The Spas Girl

 

2:00 Toontastic Class

Ananymis

The Blobs Uv Doom

Bad Billy Saves the Day

The Goblin

Puppy

Sewr

 

3:30 Toontastic Class

Aliens

Aliens 2

Monster vs. Space Buggy

Pirates and the Princess

Shark vs. Pirate

Spongebob’s Attack

Star Wars

 

 

Scratch Animation - November 2013

Scratch is one of our favorite tech programs because the software is so versatile that every class creates a totally new environment. Even if you have used Scratch in the past, you can always learn another trick and design an original project.

In our November session, for grades 3-5, participants were introduced to the software and then set loose to make whatever their imaginations could come up with! The results are pretty fabulous and so are the kids!

We hope you had an awesome time at the program and if you would like to make a project at home, visit the Scratch website.

(*Note: If you are having trouble viewing the project, refresh the page, or click on the title of the scene.)

Scream

 

Percy Jackson and Medusa

 

Help

 

The Chase

 

My Wheelchair

 

Scratch Animation - Fall 2013

Scratch is one of our favorite tech programs because the software is so versatile that every class creates a totally new environment. Even if you have used Scratch in the past, you can always learn another trick and design an original project.

In our fall session, for grades 5 - 8, participants developed a scene with imported or drawn characters and backgrounds and programmed their characters to interact with other objects in the scene. There were a variety of approaches and each one turned out great!

We hope you had an awesome time at the program and if you would like to make a project at home, visit the Scratch website.

(*Note: If you are having trouble viewing the project, refresh the page, or click on the title of the scene.)

Movies with Spielberg

FDR & the Headless Hunter

Morning