The Lafayette Library & Learning Center, part of Contra Costa County Public, is an innovative model for libraries. Home of the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, this partnership is comprised of distinguished educational and cultural resources, leading to a wealth of STEM programming, including the future of space exploration. This poster session features the “Mission: Mars” program including activities culminating in a visit from Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman of the Mars Institute, author of “Mission: Mars.” Children participated in varied learning activities: Mars fact-finding, astronaut training, telescope viewing, “Gravity” presented by Lawrence Hall of Science, and a presentation by NASA scientist Dr. Race discussing the search for life, followed by a “Make a Martian” challenge based on atmospheric conditions on Mars. Children wrote essays detailing why they would be the best candidate for future missions to Mars, with responses judged by NASA scientists. Participants received prizes and completion certificates. Program sponsors included NASA, SETI Institute, Mars Institute, Chabot Space & Science Center and Lawrence Hall of Science. The display focuses on visually providing ideas for libraries to adapt for their own Space Science programming. It includes “Mission: Mars” promotional materials, the program’s “Training Manual,” and event photographs. This poster session was presented at the ALA Conference in SF and is a scheduled program for the upcoming CLA Conference.