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Playgrounds for the Mind Invention Conventions and STEM in the Library
Children and LIbraries (2013)
  • Roxanne M Spencer, Western Kentucky University

by Roxanne Myers Spencer and Jeanine Huss

Libraries are perfect places for children to discover, dream, create, and invent in a relaxed setting. They are ideal environments for supplementing formal learning. With recent media attention paid to American students’ low performance in STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and math— librarians are investigating and inventing new program ideas to engage children in exploring these topics. Invention conventions provide exciting STEM programming opportunities for all types of libraries.

  • invention convention,
  • science fairs
Publication Date
Winter 2013
Citation Information
Roxanne M Spencer. "Playgrounds for the Mind Invention Conventions and STEM in the Library" Children and LIbraries Vol. 11 Iss. 3 (2013)
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