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Read about Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest to compete for amounts up to $100,000.  The deadline is October 23, 2019. ...

Library Block Parties Information Background A Block Party is an hour long free play session with a set of universal blocks (350), people, vehicles, animals, scarves, photographs of buildings, and other accompanying materials where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play...

Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space or storage necessary to be eligible for the Block Party program and for libraries with the Block Party materials who would like the Wee Build materials to use for outreach and use by infants and toddlers.  It consists of 20...

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (deadline August 19) Mobile Beacon’s Beacon’s Connect for Success Donation program  (no deadline) Sony USA Foundation Inc   (no deadline) Sparkfun (no deadline)   ...

June 21, 2019 Cumberland County Library System Foundation Receives Approval for “School-Year STEM” as Educational Improvement Program, Eligible to Receive EITC Contributions Mechanicsburg, Pa. – The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has received approval for “School-Year...

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...

June 5, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants...

Is your library providing Environmental programs? The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs your help to better understand the Environmental Education Landscape across the Commonwealth. Follow the survey link to help shine a spotlight on awesome opportunities, better understand...

You are invited to join a national network for science and literacy by receiving training and materials to lead Leap into Science workshops. Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities...