20140603_130845588_iOS.jpgThe Department of Libraries has received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries award of $339,861 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand the Vermont early Literacy Initiative (VELI) to include STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming. The National Leadership grant program is highly competitive and is designed to fund innovative grant projects which can serve as a model for replication across the country. The Jamaica Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it is one of the 25 Vermont libraries participating in this three-year grant project. Participants receive training and materials to present STEM programs to children in their communities. Year 1 of the grant focuses on Force & Motion.  See below for VELI-STEM programs MAY-OCTOBER 2016 (posted as they are scheduled).

Hands on Force and Motion Display in May: Inclined Plane: Which objects roll down faster?

May 3 Little Ones Story Time: “Five Senses”

May 17 Little Ones Story Time: “Seven Blind Mice”

June 7: Little Ones Story Time:

June 21: Little Ones Story Time:

Hands on Force and Motion Display in June: Marble Run: Which way will they roll?