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Safe Libraries in the COVID Era

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The American Library Association (ALA) has shared some important protocols for how to prepare your library for reopening, including a deeper understanding of how Covid-19 survives over time on specific…
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View the Night Sky with Your Binoculars

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Binoculars Give a Closeup View of the Night Sky Did you know that you don’t need a telescope to get a closer look at the stars and planets in the…
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Cleaning Your Telescope

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How to Clean Your Telescope Now is a good time to think about creating a policy for the cleaning of your library telescope to be sure it’s sanitary and not…
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Cornerstones Receives Grant to “Test The Waters”

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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program to highlight citizen science and to increase involvement…
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Announcing: A New Website – Optimized for Librarians

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We’re excited to announce the launch of the latest librarian-optimized Cornerstones website, which features a fluid new design, extraordinary utility, and the latest news and opportunities for libraries to increase…
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Preparing for Earth Day and Citizen Science Month: April 2020

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Have you started planning in your community for Earth Day? April 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Citizen Science Month. Find some great resources at StarNet Libraries…

How a Telescope Propels Hands-On Learning

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Kyle Neugebauer and Janie Downey Maxwell of Thomas Memorial Library show off the Cornerstones of Science telescope and night sky binocular kit. In the first year, the library has already…

How One Library Used Science to Tackle a Massively Controversial Topic at Home

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When Cornerstones of Science challenged the Nevins Memorial Library to identify a real-life problem it could solve within its own community, the library staff didn’t waste any time. “We were…
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CoS Partnering to Offer Stargazing Programs at 12 Maine State Parks

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Cornerstones of Science announced today that it is partnering with The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund , U-Maine's Emera Astronomy Center, and a collection of Maine astronomers and trained naturalists to develop stargazing…
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Rocket Time!

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The Universe of Stories summer reading theme and Rocket Camp Week at the Stephen’s Central Library in San Angelo, TX, proved to be a great ride this past summer. Summer…
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Cornerstones Works to Stem Food Insecurity

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A “lunch and learn” project this past summer at three public libraries in Maine helped bring fun hands-on STEM literacy to the library and provided a healthy lunch at the…
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How Libraries Can Increase STEM Impact (Hint: Being a Science Nerd is Not Required)

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Many librarians started their journey into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with telescopes and science trunks from Cornerstones of Science. Now, many of them are finding extraordinary ways to take…
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CoS at NELA 2019 – Booth #109

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Come and find us at the New England Library Association Conference in Mystic, CT on October 20-22 – we’ll be at Booth #109!
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How a Small Library Transformed Itself into a Hub for Science Learning

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Library director Ruth Eveland worked with Cornerstones of Science to forge productive partnerships in the town of Bar Harbor, Maine.

Story Time from Space: Videos as a Resource Any Time

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The Global Space Education Foundation Experience project, Story Time from Space, sends great story time books into space that are then read by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS)! …

STEM Resources for Librarians Are Available Now!

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Videos: The Cornerstones of Science YouTube page now has a number of STEM related how-to and other videos for librarians. The newest additions are three how-to videos on using astronomical…