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Washington State Library Circulating STEAM Kits

Circulating STEAM Kits


Washington Secretary of State, Washington State LibraryInstitute of Museum and Library Science
Washington State Library Circulating STEAM Kits

Supported by funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library Services and Technology Act, through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

What are Circulating STEAM Kits?

The Washington State Library recognizes that youth need hands on experiences to build confidence and interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Facilitation of informal STEAM learning engages youth in the scientific process and reinforces important 21st century skills. 

Most kits are designed for 15 participants. There are some kits which will work with a larger audience. With the exception of consumable materials which the library itself must provide, everything that is necessary to put on a STEAM program is contained within the kits.

Only Washington State public, school, and tribal libraries are eligible to request that the kits visit their libraries. If more than two locations within a system or district wish to sign up, then the library system or school district needs to designate an individual to coordinate the kits’ movement among branches or schools.

RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED for NOW THROUGH AUGUST 2022. Reservations for the 2022/2023 school year will open sometime in mid-August/early September.

If you have more questions, please email steam@sos.wa.gov.