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Free STEM Resource: Math at Play

Free STEM Resource: Math at Play

Math at Play is a free resource to make math fun for kids ages 0-5. Made possible through generous funding by the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Evjue Foundation in Wisconsin, Math at Play is a great go-to site for games, songs, and rhymes to promote […]

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Paper Engineering

Paper Engineering

Since working as a librarian, I have found that children love origami. I think they love being able to create something with just paper. At my present library, we do not have a lot of money to use towards STEM related projects, so I try blend STEM […]

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Guest Blog: Introducing….Crazy 8s Club!

Guest Blog: Introducing….Crazy 8s Club!

By Diana Pecina Have you heard about Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s?  It’s the new nationwide after-school club designed to get kids fired up about math.  Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… and make friendships at the same time. […]

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Guest Blog: Seeking Like-Minded STEM-Library Partners

Guest Blog: Seeking Like-Minded STEM-Library Partners

Cornerstones of Science is a nonprofit based in Maine whose mission is to spark curiosity and foster a deeper connection to the world around us. We do this by partnering with public libraries to offer STEM-themed programming to families and individuals of all ages; our vision is […]

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Current IMLS Funding Opportunities

Current IMLS Funding Opportunities

Is anyone applying to the upcoming IMLS funding opportunities? There are some very exciting opportunities available to libraries of any size and scope. We’d like to highlight a few opportunities that may be of interest to this community (you can find the full list of opportunities here) […]

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Join our team!

Join our team!

We’re very pleased to announce that the STAR_Net project is sponsoring an opportunity for 5-10 librarians (or programming library staff) to join our website team and help us build our community. Surveys to users of this site indicate that respondents had two wishes in regards to this […]

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Cool Solar System News for May 23, 2014

Last week there was a cool story about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The hits kept coming this week. 1) NASA has teamed-up with Slooh to help citizen scientists hunt for asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. http://goo.gl/LKzPWI 2) NASA released a “global selfie” image of […]

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Guest Blog “Weather Safety Tips from the Young Meteorologist Program” Post 2

Submitted by Christian Garcia, http://www.youngmeteorologist.org/ Severe weather can threaten individuals all over the world at any time and can cause millions of dollars worth of damage, and that is why it is a great idea to prepare children for all types of severe weather.  Here in the United […]

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Guest Blog: “Science Kits for Public Libraries” Part 1

Submitted by John Zulaski “Science Kits for Public Libraries” project provides support to public libraries to purchase materials for the creation of a circulating collection of science kits that provide age-appropriate activities for students in grades K-12, including all the elements needed to carry out a science […]

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Guest Blog: Young Meteorologist Program Perspective

Submitted by Chris Garcia, Young Meteorologist Program, Junior at the University of Arkansas The Young Meteorologist Program – also known as “YMP” is a free online computer game that educates and empowers children in grades K-8 about severe weather science, weather confidence and safety. The project was produced by […]

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