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ByteWise contains 24 exhibits in total, offering a range of experiences to challenge and intrigue visitors, from logic puzzles and code breaking, to geometry. Photo supplied.

A National Science and Technology Centre program, ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions that will be touring the Northern Rivers for the next three months.

Byte Wise activities will change monthly through February, March, and April at the Ballina, Goonellabah,Lismore Pop-up and Tweed libraries.

The exhibition engages visitors with challenges drawn from mathematics and computer science. It’s targeted towards students 10 to 15 years old, but can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. ByteWise contains 24 exhibits in total, offering a range of experiences to challenge and intrigue visitors, from logic puzzles and code breaking, to geometry.

A range of experiences

Byte Wise offers a range of experiences to challenge and intrigue visitors, from logic puzzles and code breaking, to geometry. Visit each month and complete all the challenges to be in the running for great prizes. 

Play noughts-and-crosses against nothing but cards; challenge a non-electric computer to a game, or; discover how images are represented on digital displays.

Regional Library Manager, Lucy Kinsley, said it is fantastic to be able to bring a little bit of the National Science and Technology Centre to the local community. ‘It’s a great opportunity to engage with high-quality computer science and mathematics-related experiences at your local library. Everyone is invited to come along and challenge yourself or challenge your friends.’

Visit one of the participating libraries monthly between February and April to access the entire suite of activities. Contact your participating library to find out what’s on exhibition each month or check details on the Library website at www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au.

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