Looking To Unlock Your Student’s Science Future?

The Thomasville Public Library now offers STEM! STEAM? SOMETHING kits. These cool kits are from a short duration grant for public libraries to purchase premade STEM or STEAM kits for
their libraries. Most libraries will check out the kits to their patrons and others will use them for programs.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) kits are books and toys that help children learn basic fundamentals of any of these subjects. Most STEM Kits will focus on one or two of these subjects, but may include others as well. STEM kits for kids are a hands-on learning experience that feels much like play. We encourage parents to use the kits with their child. You will get the most out of each kit by asking thoughtful questions, working together, and discovering answers creatively and by applying what you learn. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Kits are designate by age, like Prek through 3rd grade or 4th grade and up. A parent would check out the kit for a period of time, enhancing your student’s learning.

Kit Contents

Each kit generally comes with an activity, book(s), and items to support a theme. All of these are packaged in an appropriately sized bag to store and carry the components.

The grants were accepted on a rolling basis until the allocated funding was depleted on April 21, 2022. Forty-five STEM grant applications were received, requesting a total of $313,177.38. Forty-four grants were awarded a total of $297,974.67.

To find out more, contact the library at 417-764-3603.