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Library Receives Three Year IMLS Grant for STEM Programming

The Keene Public Library was awarned National Leadership grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project “Little Makers: Library STEM and Maker Activities for Very Young Learners”  (#LG-95-18-0191-18) will develop STEM and Maker programming for young learners ages two through six and their families.

The project will take place in the Kay Fox Meeting room and will begin in the late spring or early summer. Activities will initially occur on Saturdays but may also be offered on a weekday. The project will involve partner libraries in Brooklyn, Denver, and Skokie. These libraries will come on board in the fall of 2019.

LIttle Maker activities will include woodwork and building, simple circuits, and playful activities with light, wind, and water. The program will be designed to involve both parent or caregiver and child. The goal will be to develop the maker mindset and the growth mindset. For more information about the Little Maker project, please contact Tracy Snow at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157 or tsnow@ci.keene.nh.us.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services supports projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used. The Institute received 113 preliminary proposals. Forty-six projects were invited to submit full proposals and of these 31 projects were awarded $4,947,294.

The Keene Public Library offers a full calendar of more than free public events throughout the year for people of all ages. For more information about these programs, please contact Gail Zachariah at the library at 603-352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us.

Little Makers Advisory Committee
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