Library receives grant for STEM programming

  • Posted on: 21 February 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library received a grant from The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). LSTA is the only federal program exclusively for libraries. It is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With the funds provided by the grant, the Library is providing meaningful opportunities for school-aged children and teens throughout Madison County in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

This connection between STEM and the library reinforces the Library’s value within the community, engaging learning through a variety of free programs. From learning the basics of computer coding through programmable robots to capturing DNA to wear in their own special “necklaces” the traveling STEM kits are popping up at libraries all over Madison county.

The topics of study include:

  • Genetics
  • Forensics
  • Coding
  • Gaming
  • Woodworking
  • 3D pens & printing


Each library branch will be hosting a series of programs with the kits. For information, please contact your local library branch, or check out the calendar.