The Great Egg Drop STEAM event set for Saturday at Hannibal Free Public Library


HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Free Public Library will host a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) event, “The Great Egg Drop,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the library.

In a press release, programming associate Amber Cooley said, “An egg drop is a competition that involves the creation of a device to hold and protect an egg during a fall. We plan to drop eggs from various heights, including the roof, if the weather allows. A brave staff member will be the one dropping the eggs from the roof, though, not the public. The last egg remaining uncracked will be the winner.”

The number of entrants will determine the length of the event. It is anticipated to last approximately one hour.

STEAM concepts and the rules will be explained before the building of the devices. The library will provide the eggs and building supplies. This is a team event of two or more people per team and is open to people of all ages. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult but do not have to have an adult on their team.     

Hannibal Free Public Library has many materials available to support STEAM education efforts, including special kits purchased through a Library Services and Technology Act grant for patrons to check out for use in their homes.  

This program is available at no cost to the public and does not require a library card to participate. For more information about this event or other programs, call 573-221-0222 or visit

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