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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

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...

EXTON— Local legislators­, dignitaries, and library advocates gathered at the Chester County Library in Exton on Tuesday morning, April 11, for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the library’s new digital media lab and teen zone.  The project, which included...

Announcement and Schedule of Spring/Summer 2017 Classes In 2016, the State Library of Pennsylvania applied on behalf of itself and any public library willing to partner with us to become part of the MakerEd Corps. We were accepted, and will be sharing program resources and information...

The Chester County Library & District Center announces that it has been awarded a Creation grant for $36,212 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth...

  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...