We have just received a large grant to increase our materials and programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) -- an interdisciplinary effort that is now being emphasized in education.
Over 500 books and DVD's have been purchased, and all are designed to gain the attention of students and adults who want to learn more about these important areas of study.¬† There are¬† books on new computer programs and activities, mathematics, engineering feats, science experiments, animals, medicine, physics, the universe, health, famous scientists and inventors, biology, and many other subjects.
After an all-day Open House on November 12, the books will be ready for checking out and placed in a special section of the children's and adult areas.¬†
The nationwide STEM effort is designed to spark curiosity and build interest in technical knowledge and building a foundation for higher education STEM opportunities and jobs.¬† The Library is a great place to encourage these interests throughout the community.
So come by soon and see these great new additions to our collections!
Funding for these materials was provided by the federal Grants to State program received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MLS) as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding.library systems,
For more information, give us a¬†call at 706-283-5735.¬†