Facilitation Kits

The following sets of materials are curated for library professionals to use in facilitating programs and outreach. They are not intended for home use. What does this look like in a public library? Get the inside scoop from the STAR Net blogs below!

STEM IN OUTREACH
When participating in outreach opportunities throughout the community, a great way to stimulate interest is by… more >>

FFL LITTLE MAKERS
At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), we believe that informal, applied learning opportunities are an essential part of our library’s mission…. more >>

SCIENCE KITS FOR EDUCATORS
I have recently discovered a great not-so-new resource for teachers and librarians… Biology in a Box! more >>

NASA@ My Library Program (funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate)
These NASA STEM kits include easy and cheap hands-on activities, as well as activities that require charismatic science tools you may already have in your library!

Pioneer Library System
Explore how this library system catalogs and lends their kits for libraries.
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Washington State Library STEM Kits
Explore kits designed to serve 15 kids in a library program and follow tutorials for using the equipment.
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Example tutorial: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Programming Basics, with instructional videos available on YouTube

Contact Washington State Library staff if you are interested in learning more!