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The Global Family Research Group, the group that created the excellent resource Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, have a new resource: Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM.
They talk about the way public libraries are so well positioned to address the opportunity gap that exists, particularly with opportunities to be involved in STEM activities. They draw special attention to the fact that libraries:
- Make STEM more equitable for children and families
- Engage parents and children in STEM learning together (which leads to better outcomes for kids)
- Connect school and out-of-school learning
- Create and avenue for youth voice and leadership