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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…

Set Up a Hands-on Astronomy Activity in Your Library

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Cornerstones of Science recently participated in the Maine Science Festival at the Bangor Civic Center in Bangor, Maine. Telescopes and space science books were set up on tables so that…

Telescope Donated to a Deserving Library

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Thomaston Public Library in Thomaston, Maine, recently received their library telescope and training from Cornerstones of Science.  A series of interesting events led up to them taking delivery of the…

Citizen Science Guide for Libraries Available Now

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The Librarian's Guide to Citizen Science by SciStarter and The School for the Future of Innovation in Society is now available. Citizen Science Guide for Libraries is Now Available #CitSciDay2019…
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A Vision for Libraries, 20 Years in the Making

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A Vision for Libraries, 20 Years in the Making Cornerstones of Science founder Lee Grodzins is an inventor, an MIT professor emeritus of physics, and cofounder of the Union of…
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Citizen Science at the Forefront — You Can Participate!

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If you are interested in learning more about and doing citizen science then you're in luck. Opportunities abound! Here are just a few to check out. How-To Festival on Citizen…

Math Program Supports Out-of-School Learning

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Here's a math program to promote in your community that supports out-of-school learning. Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search (MMSETS) – Problem-Solving Program for Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and…
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Cornerstones: STEM @ Berkeley Public Library

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“Working on a national scale is something Cornerstones has been engaged in for about three years now,” stated Sarah Post, Program and Library Support Manager. “We are doing this in…
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A Quick Reminder from… The Cornerstones of Science Library Telescope Program

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The CoS Library Telescope program started in 2012, so there are quite a few telescopes out there now. We have had very few problems with them over the years, but…

Seeking State Libraries to Participate in the NASA@ My Library Project

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Is your state interested in STEM and space science? Does your state library want to be part of a NASA yearlong project? The NASA@ My Library project currently has four…