All libraries may have delivery as much as two hours late.     Milltown, Luck, Frederic & Centuria may be 3 hours late.

    07/16/2019 - 7:23am
  • Update: Automated Telephone Notice and Renewal System Still Down

    MORE's automated telephone notice system (sometimes called TNS or Teleforms) and the telephone renewal service are not working as of sometime Thursday (7-4). Unfortunately, I don't know when it will be working again, but the problem (a failed harddrive) is actively being addressed. To avoid a delay in sending notices, please use the second option listed in my email to MORE-member library staff on Friday (7-5). Please submit a help desk ticket with questions or problems. -Lori

    07/09/2019 - 1:02pm
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STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities are getting increasing attention in libraries.  You can do special programs that are all about exploring these ideas and concepts, AND you can work STEAM into everyday storytime, too!  Look for exploration activities and nonfiction books to add in to your regular line-up to expose kids to these exciting ideas.

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Here are some suggestions for ideas and resources:

Read Sing Play blog has several STEAM programs, gathered here

ALSC Blog has several STEAM programs described, they are gathered here

Library as Incubator Blog is for all ages, but includes many STEAM-related projects for all ages, including some book-to-boogie programs

The Show Me Librarian has a whole STEAM section, including programs for preschoolers and older

Mixing In Math has free suggestions for activities, along with products to buy

Bedtime Math has daily fun math activities

What's the Big Idea is a project of the Vermont Center for the Book.  There are kits to purchase, but also several useful booklists and other resources available for free.