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Rev Up the Fun Activity Highlight: Leaf Rubbings

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Helping families with science activities at home is at the heart of Rev Up the Fun. The newest activity on the website helps people learn about leaves by creating a…
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Building Equitable Library Services that Empower Public Access and Community Resilience

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Cornerstones of Science was recently awarded a competitive two-year federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) totaling close to $250,000. The funds will assist state and…

YouTube Page Provides How-To Videos and Science Activities

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Many of us are watching and using short videos for both entertainment and education. This trend has been prominent for a while now and will continue. Over the years, Cornerstones…
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Book Recommendation: The Dawn of Everything

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We have a new book recommendation for you: The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow Published November 9, 2021, by Farrar, Straus,…
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Building Interest in Science at the Library

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New Videos Aim to Help Librarians Build Interest in Science Libraries are perfect places for helping people find information they are looking for, but how do people use the library…
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Rev Up the Fun Website Is Expanding!

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Get Ready for Summer with Rev Up The Fun, an online STEM inventory for kids is expanding, thanks to great interest, and is a wonderful tool for keeping students…

Interest in the Night Sky is Skyrocketing

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Cornerstones offers two inviting ways for library patrons to view the night sky If COVID taught us anything at all, it was that people are clamoring to get outside. And…

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We have a long history of engaging underserved and underrepresented communities with STEM supports and we are excited to be seeking even better solutions for STEM diversity, equity, inclusion, and…

CoS Welcomes Hal Grodzins to our Board

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We are excited to bring on our newest Cornerstones of Science board member, Hal Grodzins, son of CoS Founder, Lee Grodzins. Hal Grodzins is Chief Development Officer and a Director…
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How Partnerships Can Open the Night Sky – Even During a Pandemic

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Many People Don’t Get to Know the Night Sky at All — They Never Look at It. When Cornerstones of Science decided to pilot a mid-pandemic in-person “Safe and Sane…
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Webinar Series Highlights Library Innovation and Outdoor Activities During COVID

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Many of us have struggled to find our footing during COVID-19. Others have seized the opportunity and managed to adapt and thrive. As we look to 2021, we know there…
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Distribution of “Test the Waters” Science Kit

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Test the Waters kits Test the Waters Family Exploration Kits are ready for distribution! Cornerstones of Science has been working with public libraries for over 20 years to create science…
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Cornerstones Completes Five Year Contract on NASA@ My Library Project

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Cornerstones just completed its five-year contract as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on the NASA@ My Library grant project funded by NASA. Partners on this exciting project include the Space Science…
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REV Up the Fun Featured at STEM EXPO

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At the recent Service Learning & Volunteering STEM EXPO 2020, held virtually in Portland, Maine, Cornerstones of Science was excited and honored to showcase its Rev Up the Fun project…
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Here’s How Librarians are Innovating and Pivoting Now

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Maybe one of the only great things about COVID-19 is that it’s requiring all of us to think anew and to adapt to new ways of working. This means that…
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Cornerstones Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

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2019-2020 Cornerstones of Science Annual Report Now Available It is so timely to take stock of what happened in the past year and for us to make plans for the…