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Inspiring Kids with Their Own Potential to be Engineers

      We’re facing enormous challenges in the 21st century—such as climate change, the need for sustainable sources of energy, and providing access to clean water. Solving these challenges will require, at least in part, engineering solutions. (See the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.) But the U.S. is not graduating enough

By |July 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Guest Blog: How to Start a LEGO® Club in Your Library

By Amy Koester, Children's Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District LEGO® Club has long been a hit at my branch library in Missouri, and I attribute much of the program’s success to its simplicity. LEGO Club is built on finite materials with infinite potential. Libraries need to buy supplies just once, but the possibilities for children’s

By |June 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blog: Weather and Climate Resources for Your Library!

By Lisa Gardiner, Spark, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) I’m so glad to hear about STAR_Net and that there are so many librarians around the country that are infusing library programs with science! Thanks for all the work you do to help our communities become more science literate. I am an educator and writer

By |June 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries Add Community to Education

Children participating in CLACE programs shown with their families. Research shows that parental involvement is critical to a child’s academic success. But we’re finding out that other adults can also play an important role in student achievement. The evidence is clear that students do better academically when families, schools, and communities work together

By |May 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join the Community and Support STEM in Public Libraries

The purpose of the STAR_Net online community is to support STEM learning in public libraries by providing a place where library staff, STEM professionals, and others can: Share information Find resources and partners for program development And explore best practices for providing quality STEM programming Anyone may access this site and download resources. But if

By |May 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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