On STAR Net‘s STEM Activity Clearinghouse, librarians and library staff can find over 300 high quality, vetted STEM activities that are perfect for the library setting. So, be sure to check out the “Universe of Stories” Collection which currently includes 81 (and growing) activities – 12 of which are featured below.

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STAR Net‘s “Summer of Space” Campaign

STAR Net Partnered with CSLP for the 2019 Summer Learning Program

In the summer of 2019, 16,000 libraries across the country celebrated space exploration in their summer reading programs. The slogan “A Universe of Stories” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. The Collaborative Summer Library Program and STAR Net partnered to share STEM resources with these libraries.

The 2019 summer learning program coincided with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

Read the “Summer of Space” Final Report

Frequently Asked Questions

No, this is a free program funded primarily by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. All giveaways, resources, and activities are available at no cost.
Unlike CSLP’s A Universe of Stories, the 2019 Summer of Space campaign does not require a paid subscription. You will, however, receive one newsletter a month highlighting resources.
Yes, but you need to register each branch library separately, providing  an email address and point of contact for each.
Access to STAR Net’s webinar series, chance to win everything from a telescope, tactile books, and Scholastic books to NASA Stickers and calendars.  New and exciting activities that connect well with A Universe of Stories and blogs highlighting events and competitions around the U.S.
Yes, this is a separate program from the N@ML program and we encourage all N@ML partners and exhibit sites to register.
There are opportunities every month for different giveaways so don’t worry if you miss one! Another one is just around the corner.  Please note that giveaways are only for U.S. based libraries.  We’d love for international libraries to use our many summer learning resources.
Yes, but only for each item (e.g., only one tactile book can go to a library).
No, but they are a great way to learn new skills and help develop engaging STEM programming

scholastic-logoScholastic has provided in-kind support of the
NASA@ My Library‘s “Summer of Space” campaign.

Registration for STAR Net’s 2019
Summer of Space is Now Closed

Libraries who were interested in getting important news and resources for their 2019 Summer Learning Program, registered their library to qualify for the benefits listed below.

– A monthly newsletter curated with valuable resources and opportunities
– Library representation on STAR Net‘s “Summer of Space” Map (see below)
– Automatic entry for chance to win 1 of 2 FREE Orion StarBlast Telescopes
– 2000 NASA tactile books (Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters) will be distributed
– 800 Scholastic science books (Luciana Vega and others) will be distributed

Registration is Now Closed

Participating Libraries

 STAR Net has developed a “Summer of Space” map that shows where registered libraries, serving as centers of space science learning for their communities, are located across the nation. This map will serve as an important resource for libraries to collaborate with each other and for STEM partners to find libraries with which they can collaborate. Click here to view the interactive map.

0+ Registered Libraries

As of June 7th, our registration has closed.

Thank you to the 4800+ libraries that have registered to participate in STAR Net‘s 2019 Summer of Space!

Summer Reading Champions

To help inspire children to reach their full potential we have asked leaders in space exploration and Erin Teagen (author of the Luciana Vega series) to be Summer Reading Champions. Each Champion recorded a short HD video introducing themselves, what they do and how libraries have inspired them.

The videos can be used by libraries to help promote their summer programs, including on social media, and used to inspire learners of all ages at events and in classrooms. They are intended to be used by library staff to help encourage children to participate in summer learning programs and are a wonderful complement to hands-on science and engineering activities such as our Universe of Stories collection on our STEM Activity Clearinghouse.

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Programming Resources

Below we have assembled a collection of resources that include collaboration opportunities, printable materials, promotional materials, inspirational items and many other resources that your library can utilize to make your 2019 Summer Learning Program a great success. Don’t forget to take advantage of STAR Net‘s Universe of Stories Collection on our STEM Activity Clearinghouse.

STEM Activities
How Big? How Far? How Hot?
Jump to Jupiter
Strange New Planet
Loony Lunar Phases
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Media Tool Kit
Parker Solar Probe Images
Mars InSight Images
Juno Mission Media Gallery
View All Promotional
Explore #Moon2Mars Posters
Official Apollo Mission Insignias
InSight Landing Press Kit
Sun Facts Infographic
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Earthrise in 4K
NASA 60th Videos
Cassini Mission Galleries
Apollo Missions Images
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Night Sky Network
Solar System Ambassadors
NASA Museum Alliance
NASA Speaker’s Bureau
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Featured Content
Studying Our Moon
About Our Solar System
What’s an Exoplanet
Beyond Our Solar System
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Special Websites
Apollo 50th Anniversary
NASA 60th Anniversary
NASA Space STEM Forum
Explore Moon to Mars
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Digital Downloads
NASA Selfies App
“On a Mission” Podcast
“Beyond Earth” e-Book
Third Rock Radio
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NASA 3D Resources
NASA Solve
NASA Ames SpaceShop
NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions VR
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STAR Net Blogs
Apollo 8 50th Anniv. Webcast
Camp Cosmos – Lessons Learned
Seeing Stars
Finding Reliable Answers…
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How-to Videos
Strange New Planet
Jump to Jupiter
Loony Lunar Phases
How to Make a Crater
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STAR Net Webinars
Resource Overview Webinar
Out-of-this-World Engineering
A Universe of NASA Resources
Parker Solar Probe Launch
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