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EPL Hosts Free Summer STEM Camps for Underrepresented Youth

The Evanston Public Library (EPL), in partnership with Evanston/Skokie School District 65, is hosting summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps for middle school students who are considered underrepresented in STEM education and careers—Black and Latino students, as well as...
Summer STEM Camp at Evanston Public Library
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Putnam County Public Library District Receives IEEE Grant

The Putnam County Public Library District will be one of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chicago Section Grant Recipients for the Science Kits for Public Libraries this year. We will be able to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational...
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Westchester Public Library Receives IEEE Grant

Monday, July 15, 2019 — The Westchester Public Library is pleased to announce we are the recipient of a $985.00 award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chicago Section's "Science Kits for Public Libraries" (SKPL) grant program. The full amount will fund the creation...
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Make your community count: Census 2020 & Your Library

The Census only happens once a decade, which is why is it SO CRITICAL to get it right. The count determines political representation and funding for your community for the next 10 years or more. And your library — a trusted, accessible, community-based institution — is perfectly positioned to help...
Libraries and the 2020 Census graphics from ALA
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Summer programming from Shedd Aquarium for public libraries

Shedd Aquarium is offering a unique, new experience this summer for public libraries, summer schools, and summer camps. If you have suddenly found a gap in your busy summer programming, check out Live from Behind the Scenes programs. Bring penguins, sharks, and turtles to your programs without...