Panelists will share their experiences designing early STEM projects and growing and sustaining these projects over three years following the original grant period. Participants will share their work with partners including childcare providers, Home Health Visitors, WIC clinics and more, and how they designed offerings to reach under-served populations. Grantees include county systems serving suburban and rural populations and will share their experiences reaching different demographics, including Spanish speakers, low-income families, and manufactured housing communities.
Ally Addison, Learning & Outreach Specialist, Scott County Libraries, Minnesota
Jill Deinken, Children’s Librarian, Redwood Falls Public Library, Minnesota
Jodi Edstrom, Branch Manager, Chaska Library, Minnesota
Leah Larson, LSTA Coordinator, Minnesota State Library Services
Gail Nordstrom, Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System, Minnesota
Kristin Schneider, Youth Services Librarian, Victoria Library, Minnesota
Teri Smith, Library Director, Redwood Falls Public Library, Minnesota