Families will be able to check out new STEM “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” and Storytime Kits at all McAllen Public Library locations, including the Main Library at 4001 N. 23rd Street; Lark Branch Library, 2601 Lark Avenue; and Palm View Branch Library, 3401 Jordan Avenue.
The STEM and Storytime Kits contain books, interactive learning activities, worksheets, and other materials to make learning at home fun. There is a complete story time or STEM lesson in each kit allowing caregivers to take library programs with them to enrich their child’s development outside of the library setting.
Current STEM kit themes include volcanoes, the human body, insects, space, and the water cycle. Storytime Kit themes include colors, pets, nursery rhymes, community helpers, and dinosaurs.
“We were given this exciting opportunity to extend these valuable resources to our branch libraries and reach farther into our community. The kits are not only learning and literacy resources, but encourage caregiver engagement and interactive play,” said Kristina Garcia, Children’s Services Supervisor.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum of Library Services and an Impact Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
For more information, please call McAllen Public Library at 956-681-3000.