As your Community Place for Lifelong Learning, the Library is committed to the STEM value. CLPL is now offering STEM kits for children ages 5-10. Each kit contains 2-3 books and a hands-on manipulative on a theme. Wooden blocks, a candy-themed math game, and simple machines are the themes used with the first grouping of 10 kits. Many of the kits are architectural blocks, allowing the students to build an Egyptian Pyramid, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or a Japanese House. Adding the creative element of art, STEM becomes STEAM. Designed for both structured and open-ended play, these kits will be useful for individuals and small groups.
Pictured below: Youth Librarian Christine Ticknor demonstrates the candy-themed STEM kit.