Two coinectors, creative contraptions designed and built by campers in the Concord Recreation Department’s summer program, were unveiled this week in both branches of the Concord Free Public Library.
Under the guidance of assistant librarian Cary Stough, campers were invited to help conceptualize, design, prototype and build devices to collect gifts of spare change from younger patrons who want to support the upcoming building project at the Main Library.
“We wanted to make it fun and easy for children to play a part in this exciting building project that will expand the Main Library, including features that will directly enhance their experience,” said Marcy Bouley Eckel, development director at the library.
Features that will be of particular interest to children include a new, enlarged and enhanced children’s library with a dedicated activity room, an outdoor garden with a giant bronze duck by sculptor Nancy Schon who created the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden and a maker space that will support a variety of programming including coding, robotics, podcasting and video editing.
Stough’s young inventors created coinectors for the Fowler branch and Main Library.