Informal Library Youth Programs

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Jennifer Hopwood and I presented this session as part of the Global 2013 STEMx Education Virtual Conference on September 20, 2013.

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Informal Library Youth Programs

  1. 1. Informal Library Youth Programs Global STEMx Education Conference September 20, 2013
  2. 2. Jennifer Hopwood Training Coordinator Southern Maryland Regional Library Association jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us Amy Koester Children’s Librarian St. Charles City-County Library District LittleeLit.com Blog Manager akoester@stchilibrary.org
  3. 3. • Building Community Partnerships • STEM @ the Library • Summer of STEM • Readers Advisory • Helpful Resources AGENDA
  4. 4. Change is constant even when we don’t perceive it!
  5. 5. • National Initiatives • Partners in Education • Funding Opportunities • Collection Promotion • Paradigm Shifting • More Parent Involvement! Why STEM at the Library?
  6. 6. Schools & Libraries Together! • Extended Reach • Project Collaboration • Shared Resources • Kids Win!
  7. 7. Building Partnerships • Determine Your Need • Timing • Give Back What You Take • Evaluate
  8. 8. STEM @ the Library • Informal STEM opportunities • Formal programming • Outreach potential
  9. 9. Informal STEM Activities • Observation Stations • Take-home Activities • “Make it, Take it” • Take-Home Kits & Bundles
  10. 10. STEM @ the Library: Programming with Younger Students
  11. 11. STEM @ the Library: Programming with Older Students
  12. 12. 2014: The Summer of STEM • Nation-wide Summer Reading Programs • Children: Fizz, Boom, Read! • Teens: Spark a Reaction!
  13. 13. Collection Development: Time to Weed! • Publication Date > 5 years • New Discoveries • Outdated Technology • Condition • Relevancy!
  14. 14. What a Great Pair! Pair Non-Fiction Titles with Fiction • Connects to Common Core State Standards for Literacy • Enforces Concepts through Real-World Understanding • Connects Relevancy to Own Lives • Increases Comprehension • Access point for readers of both types of literature.
  15. 15. City Dog, Country Frog By Mo Willems 978-1423103004 Pre-School – Grade 1 • Frogs • Life-Cycles Frogs By Gail Gibbons 978-0823411344
  16. 16. Water Castle By Megan Frazer Blakemore 9780802728395 Grades 4-7 • Chemistry • Elements 10 Inventors Who Changed the World By Clive Gifford 9780753462591
  17. 17. Readers Advisory Resource: The Nonfiction Detectives www.nonfictiondetectives.com
  18. 18. Helpful Resources • Blogs • Education Websites – pbs.org/teachers/stem – nasa.gov/education – discoveryeducation.com • Social Media – LinkedIn Group “STEM in Libraries”
  19. 19. The Show Me Librarian showmelibrarian.blogspot.com
  20. 20. Little eLit LittleeLit.com
  21. 21. Twitter • STEMfinity @STEMfinity • Stem-Works @Stem_Works • NASA Education @NASAedu • SmithsonianEducation @SmithsonianEdu • Abigail Harrison, Aspiring Astronaut @AstronautAbby # STEM #STEAM
  22. 22. • Leland Melvin @Astro_Flow • Will.i.am @iamwill #iamSTEAM
  23. 23. Pinterest http://pinterest.com/jhopwood80/stem
  24. 24. Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true?!
  25. 25. ? Jennifer Hopwood jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us Amy Koester akoester@stchilibrary.org Contact Us!
  26. 26. Thanks for joining us!

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