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STEM Resource Hubs

The Library of Virginia with the Science Museum of Virginia has placed Science Resource Hubs in Virginia public libraries. We are currently gathering a list of libraries interested in hosting and housing the Science Resource Hubs. An ideal host for the Science Resource Hub is:
♦ Willing to catalog and loan the various parts of the science resource hub to the libraries in their region and to the organizations in their community,
♦ Has storage space,
♦ Committed to providing and promoting STEM activities and programs to their community, as demonstrated by past library programs,
♦ Library staff will need to attend one of the STEM training offered by the Library of Virginia and the Science Museum of Virginia, and
♦ The library is more than 10 miles from a current science museum and/or already placed science resource hub.  Library System already has a science hub.

To be considered for the science resource hub (valued at $4,000) libraries should send a letter stating interest and why they should be selected. Please submit your letters to Enid Costley.

Libraries that currently have Science Resource Hubs:
Augusta County Library
Bedford Public Library
Blackwater Regional Library
Bristol Public Library
Buchanan County Public Library
Chesterfield County Public Library *
Eastern Shore Public Library
Fluvanna County Public Library
Franklin County Public Library
L.E. Smoot Memorial Library
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
Pittsylvania County Public Library
Portsmouth Public Library
Powhatan County Public Library *
Prince William Public Library System
Richmond Public Library *
Roanoke County Public Library
Russell County Public Library
Tazewell County Public Library
Wythe-Grayson Regional Library
York County Public Library
The starred (*) libraries participated in a study with the Science Museum of Virginia and as part of the study received an Science Resource Hub to implement STEM activities in their community.

Waiting list for 2017 (limit is 7 libraries)

Highland County Public Library
Orange County Public Library
Campbell County Public Library System
Nottoway County Public Library System
Chesapeake Public Library

Mary Riley Styles Public Library – waiting for letter

Science Hub Pinterest Page – created by Lauren Harper, Bedford Public Library.

Items in the Science Hubs
iPad (3rd or 4th generation)
Black Otterbox Case for Pad 3 or 4
Extra Power Cord
Extra Power Adapter
iPad HDMI Adapter
iPad VGA Adapter
Apps (video editing)
Mobile Microscope (ProScope)
Extra Sleeve for the Scope
Year 1 (12 Activities) on the Human Body
Year 2 (12 Activities)  on Speed or in general ‘Change over Time’
Newton’s Laws and Paper Rockets
Rocket Launcher
Bike Pump
Electrostatics and Circuit Building
Snap Circuits Jr.
Digital Multimeter
Wire Strippers
Question Your World Energy discussions about Virginia
K’Nex Alternative Energy Kit
Science Museum Energy Maps
Science Museum Question Your World Videos
Circuits, Gears and Photovoltaics
Junior Solar Sprint Kits
Alligator Clips
Measuring Speed and Acceleration
Tape Measure 50 ft.
Stopwatches
Scientific Observations
Magnifying Lenses
Pipettes 500/pk
Magnetic Investigations
Magic Penny (Magnetic) Kit
Human Machine Drawings
White 36″ Butcher Block Paper
Crayola Marker Classpack
Physics of Amusement Parks
Paper Roller Coaster License
Marbles
Bubble Festival
Build It Festival
Electric Circuits
In All Probability
Schoolyard Ecology
Crime Lab Chemistry
Oobleck
Moons of Jupiter
Earth Moon and Stars
Picture-Perfect Science Lessons Using Children’s Lit
Vol 2
Vol3
Safety Goggles 20/pk
Purell Sanitizing Wipes
Metal Rolling Cart 23 X 35
3-Drawer Cart, 15 x 13 x 24″
Centrex Plastics, LLC Commander 27-Gallon Tote with Standard Snap Lid

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