Gwinnett County Public Library is one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries, and the only library in Georgia, selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA@ My Library Partner. NASA@ My Library will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. GCPL will participate in the 18-month project with the opportunity to extend for an additional two-year period.
GCPL will receive materials and training to lead educational, fun STEM programming for all ages. Materials include two NASA STEM Facilitation Kits designed for use in hands-on STEM programming, a tablet computer preloaded with how-to videos, apps, and educational games.
“Gwinnett County Public Library is strongly committed to promoting education for all, and STEM is one of our major areas of focus,” says GCPL Executive Director Charles Pace. “From learning how to use a 3D printer to working with robotics, GCPL leads the way in public STEM education. We are very pleased to be the only library in Georgia selected to take part in the NASA@ My Library program.”
“We are thrilled to bring NASA@ My Library to Gwinnett’s students and communities,” says GCPL Director of Grants & Community Partnerships Barbara Spruill. “This opportunity will allow us to add a new and dynamic level of interest to our STEM programming.”
The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.
View the list of selected NASA@ My Library Partners here.