Destruction & Construction for dads and kids on Father's Day @ the library

little destructo(STILLWATER, OKLA. / May 19, 2014) – The Stillwater Public Library and City of Stillwater Convenience Collection Center are partnering for a Father’s Day program on Sunday, June 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  The program, “Dr. Destructo,” gives kids and their dads a chance to work together in taking apart a variety of appliances, electronics and junk, and then constructing something original with the parts.

“These take-apart activities are fascinating for children because they get to see what is inside the machines they use every day,” said Elizabeth Murray, children’s librarian.  “Plus, it is a fun way for them to get time to spend with their dads.”

According to Murray, the program is not limited to dads.

“Kids can bring any male figure in their lives,” said Murray. “A granddad, older brother, uncle or even a family friend.”

The program will begin with a short set of safety instructions and handing out of safety goggles to use during the take apart activities.  Families will then be turned loose to investigate and experiment a wide variety of machines and appliances.  Tools for taking the items apart will be provided, along with ideas and materials for making creations afterward.

“We’ll provide everything you need for a fantastic afternoon of Father’s Day fun,” said Murray. “All you need to bring is the kids!”

The appliances, electronics and other machines are being provided by the Convenience Collection Center and include items being recycled by community members.

“We appreciate the opportunity to help with the library’s “Dr. Destructo” event,” said Sean Eisensmith, Collection Convenience Center coordinator. “Anytime kids can get valuable and quality time with their fathers or other role models is beneficial in their growth and something we like to support. We hope they have a great time and a Happy Father’s Day!”

"Dr. Destructo" is free and open to children four years and older.  It will be held in the library’s auditorium.  Participants are asked to register by going online to, by calling 405-372-3633 or by emailing

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at