STEAM lab allows kids to explore in new ways at Lexington Public Library

STEAM lab allows kids to explore in new ways at Lexington Public Library
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 4:23 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - When we think of libraries, we think of a bunch of books. You check them out and read them at home or wherever you want to go. Right? Well, not at the Lexington Public Library; they have a STEAM lab.

“We are still about books, but we also have many opportunities for our community,” said the Director of Education at the Lexington Public Library, Clarissa Thomas.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

“It’s a way, a different way for children to explore all the concepts they see in the books they check out,” said Thomas. “they can actually do those things hands-on learn.”

The STEAM lab at the Lexington Public Library allows kids to explore the world around them. Inside the lab, you’ll discover all kinds of tools kids may not have access to at home.

“Some of the most popular activities are cardboard engineering, virtual reality is huge with students, 3D printing, and anything with the engineering design process; kids really get interested,” said Thomas.

As for the future, the goal is to ensure every child has access to even more tools.

“To make sure families and students who otherwise don’t have access to these materials that they will have access to them for free,” said Thomas.

The Lexington Public Library website has more information about the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab.