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Thursday, March 31, 2016
The mission of the Sciencenter is to inspire excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate, and empower. With the introduction of the Museums for All program in 2014, the Sciencenter has been able to extend this mission by removing the financial barrier for families to visit the museum.Read more
Thursday, March 31, 2016
As one of the newest members of the Museums for All program , the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) joined this initiative to further expand efforts already underway to reach more children and parents, especially the underserved. This program, which we joined on February 1, 2016, expanded the IMAS’s $1 admission program from Thursday nights from 4-8 p.m. to every single day.Read more
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Social media platforms have become a venue where serious discourse takes place, but much of this critical and ephemeral content is lost to researchers because few institutions are collecting and preserving it. Tools have surfaced that enable cultural heritage institutions to harvest and preserve the social media record at a much lower cost than was previously possible.Read more
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Three years ago The Children’s Museum in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania committed to the goal of enhancing the impact of our programs. One aspect of this goal was to identify underserved populations in our area and develop programs that would benefit these groups. One of the groups identified from this research was the homeschooled community.Read more
Friday, March 18, 2016
During my infancy my father “taught” me how to read by placing my tiny body on the daily newspaper. As early as back then, he hoped that I would learn and appreciate the words through osmosis.Read more
Monday, March 14, 2016
In sports, it's generally accepted that the home team has an advantage. So, in a city defined by its love of both sports and educational opportunities, the obvious play is to give Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) the "home team" advantage by providing hands-on learning opportunities at home.Read more
Friday, March 11, 2016
We know that libraries are a trusted resource for immigrants across the country. Immigrants turn to libraries for help learning English, studying for the naturalization test, and navigating immigration forms. Another similarly trusted resource is adult educators - teachers of English as a Second Language, civics and citizenship.Read more
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Vermont Department of Libraries kicked off the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (VELI-STEM) program at a press conference last month at the Vermont State House. The press conference, headed by Governor Peter Shumlin and State Librarian Martha Reid, included the display of our new VELI-STEM logo.Read more
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Preparation for the Naturalization Test is the next webinar being presented as part of a series offered for public librarians by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The free webinar will be presented on March 17, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET).Read more
Monday, March 7, 2016
Makerspaces and maker programs in museums and libraries continue to build on momentum created by targeted efforts of federal, philanthropic and private support. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh , is wrapping up its project to create a framework to support learning in museum and library makerspaces.Read more

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