Lee County Libraries were selected through a competitive application process to be part of NASA @ My Library, an education initiative created to increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering) learning opportunities. , arts and math) for library users across the country, including geographies and populations currently under-represented in STEAM education.
“Lee County Libraries is one of 60 libraries across the country to be part of this initiative, and we are delighted to have been selected,” said Beth List, director of library services. “We look forward to introducing STEAM concepts to our youngest clients and exploring the universe with people of all ages during our public programs in 2021 and 2022.”
As a NASA @ My Library partner, Lee County Libraries will host public programs that explore NASA science and technology, particularly around the launch of NASA’s latest Next Generation Telescope (Fall 2021), first images from the telescope (spring 2022) and as part of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (summer 2022). More information, including a schedule, will be available in the coming months at library.leecountync.gov
As part of this initiative, Lee County Libraries will receive training and resources to implement NASA events and programming, access to a University Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support engagement clients and $ 1,600 for programming expenses.
These resources, along with support from the NASA @ My Library team, will enable Lee County Libraries to run excellent NASA STEAM activities and programs. NASA @ My Library will create fascinating learning experiences for the Lee County library community and share the history, science and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations on planet Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.