Rural Library STEM Programming Grant Opportunity

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The Califa Library Group is accepting applications for mini-grants to librarians in rural public libraries who are interested in providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming for adults. The project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, will build your capacity to plan and facilitate science-based library programs. The library programs use videos and popular books to engage audiences and promote discussion.The professional development will include interactive webinars, online learning materials, peer support, and video case studies of similar adult STEM programs. Participating libraries will receive program materials, a planning guide, marketing and promotional templates, up to $3,500, and an avenue for new patrons to find your library. Communities will receive a series of engaging, thought-provoking programs and find another reason to love their local library! For more information, please visit

Upcoming Event

Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

Speaker at the Center

Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.