New Robotic Technology Helps Kids Learn

CARSON CITY, NV - With just a couple clicks of a button, Nathan Mckee and his brother Danny can get their favorite items from the Carson City Library without ever stepping foot into the building.

"It's pretty cool because you can check out a book or a DVD or a game," says Danny Mckee.

It's a brand new piece of robotic technology called the Branch Anywhere. The Mckees and other kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada are the first ones in the country to use it thanks to a $100,000 federal grant .

"This is a way for us to bring library materials when these kinds of resources are being eliminated in schools," says Carson City Library Deputy Director Tammy Westergard.

The best part about the branch anywhere is that it's absolutely free. all you need is a library card. Just pick out your book or movie, and grab your item. Think about it like the Redbox of the library. There's been a blockbuster response from both kids and parents.

"It's amazing, like I think it's been busy every single day," says Boys & Girls Club Librarian Michael Giorgi.

"I think it really helps supplement the educational process and that's really what we're all about," says Boys & Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Hal Hansen.

When learning is this fun, you definitely won't hear any complaints from the Mckees.

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