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The Public Library and The STEM 
Community:
Working Towards a Common Goal
Allison Long
Haltom City Public Library, Haltom ...
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Long A. L. (2015)
The Public Library and the STEM Community: Working Towards a Common Goal
Haltom City Public Library

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The Public Library and the STEM Community: Working Towards a Common Goal

  1. 1. The Public Library and The STEM  Community: Working Towards a Common Goal Allison Long Haltom City Public Library, Haltom City, Texas Outreach Programming •Space Days in the Park •After‐school Programs •Daycare Visits •Vacation Bible School  Science Programs •Audio‐Visual  Workshops • Visits to local  Elementary and Middle  Schools •Science ‐themed  programs conducted at  housing authority  •Family Math Night •Computer classes Partners •Public School  teachers/  students •Lunar and  Planetary  Institute •City Staff  members from  various  departments •Local universities  and colleges •Friends of the  Library  Organization Results: •Increase  number of  library visits by  school‐aged  children and  their parents. •A marked  increase of  circulation of  library books  covering STEM  topics •Adults are  finding a  renewed  interest in  math, science  and technology What’s Next? • Increase  Programming to  low income areas •Conduct robotics  completions • Continue to  form partnerships  with area  educators and  businesses On‐site Programming •Super Science Saturdays •Teen Tech Days •Books  & ‘Bots •Pre‐School Science  Story‐times •Space Camp •Video/photo Journalist  •Robotics •Guest presenters and  demonstrations •Auto Mechanics  programs for teens •Maker Spaces •Family Math Night •Computer classes

Long A. L. (2015) The Public Library and the STEM Community: Working Towards a Common Goal Haltom City Public Library

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