Geneseo Public Library District and Checkers Library TV presents The Reading Road Trip: Full STEAM Ahead, a weekly 12-minute television show aimed at providing entertainment for children and illustrating the benefits of reading in a fun and exciting way. These episodes are also featured on our Facebook page on Saturdays each week. Checkers and his vacuum robot sidekick Snoozer head off on a reading road trip where they will explore the vast world of STEAM and visit a new location each week. The series features many unique STEAM concepts such as 3d printing, dinosaurs, and many more exciting features that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. Along the way, the episodes will feature health tips from Dr. Dan, crafts and activities with Mrs. Hamilton, book recommendations, science experiments, and much more.
Checkers and Snoozer look back on the year. They talk about the calendar and New Year's celebrations.
Checkers and Snoozer travel to Winter Woods to collect a tree so they can celebrate the Holiday season. Along the way, they learn about different cultures and their Holiday celebrations.
Checkers and Snoozer collect a new board game and learn how to play. While on their journey, they learn about games all around the world.
Checkers and Snoozer travel to Winter Woods to experience the fun of snow and Winter! While on their journey, they will check out some super winter books!
Checkers and Snoozer travel to the Fuzzleland gym to exercise and play sports. Along the way, they check out some energetic books!
Thanksgiving- Checkers and Snoozer take time to discuss what they are thankful for, learn about Thanksgiving history, and read thanksgiving books.
Going to the Dr.- Snoozer goes to go to the Doctor for a checkup with his doctor, Dr. Dan! Checkers will also be discussing books about going to the doctor.
Superheroes- Snoozer becomes a superhero, complete with a new costume! Along the way, Checkers teaches Snoozer about Superhero history and the two visit the Strong National Museum of Play!
Disabilities- Checkers and Snoozer learn about disabilities and how they affect humans and even animals. They will visit Amy, a gymnast battling type 1 diabetes and discuss their meeting with famous dolphin, Winter, who lost her tail in an accident. They also will learn how science and technology have helped disabled people.
Halloween Special- In this Halloween Special, Checkers and Snoozer are off on a chilling reading road trip! They will be exploring spooky Halloween books along the way and may run into some ghostly guests.
Music: Checkers and Snoozer explore the extraordinary world of music. They will learn music history and the secret behind how music affects our emotions.
Outer Space- Snoozer is going on a space mission! Checkers and Snoozer will be reading some of the coolest space books and learning more about astronauts, the moon, and other planets in our solar system!
Checkers and Snoozer are visiting a real fire department! Along the way, they will be learning all about fire safety and reading fire safety books.
Checkers and Snoozer learn about volcanoes. They visit Mrs. Hamilton's classroom to do a science experiment and craft that involves volcanoes.
Checkers and Snoozer are on a mission to learn where fruits and vegetables come from, why they are important and how we can grow them right in our backyard!
Checkers and Snoozer learn about 3D printing. They visit Tresca Design where they learn the construction of three-dimensional objects from a CAD model or a digital 3D model.
Checkers and Snoozer visit the science museum to learn about dinosaurs. Along the way, they create a dinosaur craft.