Robot Building Classes For Kids and Teens At Belle Isle and Ralph Ellison Libraries


Robots may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but just take a look around.  You’re surrounded by them.  The TV remote control.  The coffee maker.  The telephone answering machine.

The Metropolitan Library System is giving kids and teens ages 10-16 a chance to construct their own robots while solving challenges related to renewable energy in two free six-week sessions.  The program is called “The Green City Robotic Challenge,” and the sessions will be held at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, from October 3 through November 7, and at Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, from  October 11 through November 15.  The Belle Isle sessions will be from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  The Ralph Ellison classes meet from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  The sessions are free but each one is limited to 24 students.

“We’ve presented robotics programs in the past,” said MLS Teen Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “and they’re always as much fun as they are educational.  We encourage anyone between the ages of 10 and 16 who’s interested to give us a call at 606-3833 with questions or to register.”

“The Green City Robotic Challenge” is co-sponsored by the Library Endowment Trust and  For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at