The Vigo County Public Library is hosting a program called Benchworx this week.

It’s a mobile education program designed to introduce woodworking to middle school children.

Kids get to sand, saw, drill and hammer, as they make toys and other small wood projects.

The mobile trailer has 16 different work stations.

“I just believe that we all speak of the skills gap in the United States and to me, this is where it begins. At a younger age, teaching kids that they can do things, give them an opportunity to build things, to be creative, and then hopefully as they get a little older, they’ll realize they have the opportunities to do things,” says Jeff Shrock, the founder of Benchworx.

Benchworx will be at the main branch this week through Friday, 9 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.

Registration and a parent permission slip is required.

You can register online here or call 812-232-1115.