STEAM Careers in Pasadena: Parking Enforcement

This summer as part of our STEAM Careers in Pasadena series, some representatives from the city’s Parking Enforcement office across the street came to our west parking lot, and brought with them their vehicles, their tools, AND lunch, to share their work with the kids! They did a STEAM program for us all about how parking meters work and how they are repaired, and also allowed kids to take a parking meter apart and put it back together, and explore their parking enforcement vehicles. They were so friendly and wonderful with the kids. We learned all kinds of things we never would have known about the machines that we see around us in the street all the time! I’ll let the photos and videos show what a great time the kids had and how much we all learned. Thank you again to the City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation for putting this amazing program together!


AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, and STEAM/science programs. I also do 16 weeks of Infant/Toddler Storytimes each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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