The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the second episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, and is produced by the Emmy award-winning Video Dads and Yancy Simon, LLC.

The series is called LIB LAB, short for Library Laboratory. Each episode explores a variety of scientific fundamentals with playful experiments and demonstrations. The videos enable audiences in Corvallis and around the world to participate in the experiments.

Thanks to seed funding from Friends of the Library, the first two episodes of LIB LAB are complete! Watch them both at!

Accompanying each video are instructions for activities that young viewers can conduct at home. Stop by the Corvallis branch Youth Reference desk to pick up activity materials, while supplies last.

LIB LAB is produced by Video Dads, a team of Emmy award-winning filmmakers, and Yancy Simon, LLC, who have a combined 30 years experience in video production. Their work has been seen by millions of people around the world, but they are proud to call Corvallis home.