Spark Space is a STEM-focused play space and homework help center for kids and teens with cutting edge resources in science, technology, engineering, math, and digital arts.
It will empower young minds to find their spark and connect with their passions while encouraging play and providing nurturing relationships.
The first of its kind in the Rogue Valley, Spark Space at the Central Point Library provides free access to digital stations featuring music, video, digital arts, writing, coding, and robotics tools for K-12 students. A second location, opening this summer, at the White City Library will offer the same great resources for kids and teens, with a special emphasis on activities for pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary-age patrons!
Spark Space supports kids and teens in acquiring the skills and tools they need to thrive in a changing society. Free homework help from staff and volunteers will support them every step of the way.
Learn more at the Spark Space webpage
Serious fun, but also serious learning in electronics, math, computational thinking, and more. When programming a robot, kids get instant feedback on whether their code is successful. Spark Space has robots for all ages and skill levels, from Blue-Bots and Makey Makey to The Finch Robot and Arduino Circuit Kits.
With access to Spark Space creative design tools—drawing tablets, Go-Pro style cameras, digital microphones, Hemingway Editor, and the full Adobe Creative Suite—the possibilities for creative expression (and learning) are limitless!
Spark Space offers free homework help from staff and volunteers, along with access to the Internet, computers, tablets, charging stations, color printing, and resources for independent learning. Leapfrog gaming/educational tablets are available for younger kids to use while older siblings work on homework.
Central Point Spark Space:
The Sandra Marks Bequest of the Jackson County Library Foundation
The Campagna Family Fund, Olsrud Family Fund, and William and Florence Schneider Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
The Central Point Friends of the Library
White City Spark Space:
The White City Community Improvement Association
The White City Charitable Foundation
The Library Fund of the The Jackson County Library Foundation