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July 10 2019

Family Egg Drop Challenge at Milton Public Library

Milton Public Library is hosting it’s first-ever Family Egg Drop Challenge this Monday, July 15 at Beaty Branch. Families are encouraged to put their engineering skills to the test and build an eggs-traordinary container to protect a raw egg from a high fall!

Residents are encouraged to register as a family and work together to build a container that will keep a raw egg safe when dropped from the roof of Beaty Branch. Families can register online or in-person with a library card (space is limited) and then get working on their creations! On July 15 between 1:00 – 4:30 pm, participants must bring their containers, with accompanying registration form, to the Beaty Branch where staff will be on hand to hand out the eggs.

The big event will take place the same evening at Beaty Branch at 6:30pm. Three egg containers will be thrown off the roof in succession and judges will be on hand to inspect the participating containers after each fall. Various prizes will be awarded for categories such as durability, creativity, book-related design, simplicity, aesthetics and more.

Leading up to the event, MPL will be hosting an Egg Drop Challenge Creation Station on Saturday, July 13 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Beaty Branch for families who need some extra inspiration or assistance with their creations. Families can come and check out some examples and all building materials will be provided.

“We are very excited about this S.T.E.A.M-based program that will bring families together to challenge their creativity and engineering skills,” shares Lee Puddephatt, Manager, Public Service. “It’s a fun way to engage the whole family this summer and it’s just one program in our exciting summer lineup. We hope to see you there!”

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