STEM 4 All is a collaboration between the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library and Kinston Housing Authority, focused on providing increased access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to elementary and middle school aged children at the Jack Rountree Apartment complex. Essentially, STEM 4 ALL takes learning resources and programming directly to students in our community to ensure that they have maximum access to tools that will help ensure their future success. The primary objective of STEMology (Gateways to STEM) is to provide increased access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to all young children in the areas served by the Pink Hill Public Library with a Homework Help component.
The La Grange Public Library also offers their own weekly STEM program, Curious Minds.
Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.
STEM 4 ALL
The Library has made STEM education a major component of its current strategic plan. Local school systems are increasingly promoting and encouraging education within STEM fields to ensure that local children are prepared for the future. As an organization that serves as a gatekeeper to high-quality information and one of the intellectual and educational cornerstones of our community, the Library has made assisting with these endeavors a priority.
STEM Programming includes a number of interactive activities that give participants the opportunity to learn more about STEM topics in a hands-on manner, including:
-Guest Speakers from STEM Fields
-Math and Engineering Activities
Neuse Regional Library is committed to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. STEM programming consists of a homework help component as well as general interactive STEM programming for participants and provide access to technology in order to help eliminate “homework gap” barriers. Furthermore, the program incorporates diverse guest speakers to help students experience people who are reflections of themselves in an array of careers, breaking barriers and opening students’ eyes to future possibilities.
Stem 4 All is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19)