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Putting Flowers on the STEM: Combining Language Arts and Science

Obviously in the library world, language arts is a big part of what we do. There is demand for more in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) realm as the schools are moving to new science standards. So how do we combine the two into fun, engaging […]

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Reading + Math : Interactive Math-Oriented Storytimes

The Doorbell Rang (Pat Hutchins) and Other Math Friendly Picture Books to Play With by Luna Dara Kelondra Several weeks ago, during my bi-weekly Crafternoon program, we shared the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins and managed to learn some math concepts along the way.  Crafternoons are programs […]

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I’m all about the Apps – check these out!

I’m all about the Apps – check these out!

   Are you constantly hearing about new applications for your iOS or android device, but are finding it figure out which ones are worth downloading and which are not? While, my library does not have iPads or tablets that I can use in programs, I do bring […]

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5 STEM Library Myths We Need to Bust Right Now

While STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in libraries has become a popular topic recently, many of us still have some trepidation taking the leap in the library. And who can blame us? A ton of children’s librarians have backgrounds in the arts and humanities, and the […]

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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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