by Keliann LaConte, National Center for Interactive Learning, Space Science Institute and Jen Jocz, Education Development Center Through Project BUILD, American Society of
Public libraries are a pillar of education for all. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to offer educational experiences for our communities. STEM learning is part of this and highly important for the continued development and health of our society, both intellectually and economically.
Discover NASA Host Library Staff Member
What we are doing in public libraries truly IS important to the lifelong education of our citizens. That it’s more than something “nice to have” or “just for fun.” It’s given us a whole new perspective knowing that there is research behind the efficacy of programming in informal environments like ours. We now feel empowered to own that position.
Public Libraries & STEM Conference Participant
The Discover Earth exhibit has widened our staff and patrons’ definition of what a library can and should be.