STEAM Up the Library- with Help from your Community!

By Leah Kraus, Director of Community Engagement and Experience, Fayetteville Free Library As librarians, most of us are not STEM experts. Some of us might be lucky enough to have staff members on our team that have STEM expertise – whether self-taught or from a previous professional life. At our library, for instance, we are

First time experience judging a science fair!

By Maija McLaughlin, Director of Digital Access, Fayetteville Free Library The Environmental Challenge is a science fair hosted by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  In collaboration with the Syracuse City School District, SUNY-ESF invites 800 7th and 8th graders to participate in a science fair held in the

Coding: It’s For Everyone

By Meredith Levine, Director of Family Engagement, Fayetteville Free Library Many libraries have added coding programs for children and teens to their programming regimens. Coding not only is a necessary skill for careers in technology related fields but it is a great way to think critically and learn how to problem solve. We all know

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