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Build your confidence and learn how to facilitate STEM into a library setting.  Toni Stith of the Carnegie Science Center will discuss how to create a collaborative STEM learning environment and the resource materials that you’ll need for children aged 10-14. In the morning ...

Erie County Launches Idea Lab In October 2017, I was very happy to attend the grand opening of the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab at the Blasco Library.  Begun under the leadership of former library director Mary Rennie and completed by her successor, Erin Wincek, the...

  This summer a number of local middle school students have been spending their Wednesday mornings in the State Library of Pennsylvania Makerspace! They have solved criminal cases, measured the trajectory of blood spatter, and assembled a skeleton (all “virtually,” of...