Google funds summer STEM programs for the Seattle Public Library

Starting June 23, The Seattle Public Library’s summer of learning program “Zone In!” will feature a new focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math skills, thanks to funding by Google, The Seattle Public Library Foundation and U.S. Bank. The free program is designed to prevent summer setback among school-age children and teens; it runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.

This year, libraries will receive “science kits” donated by Google. Librarians will use the kits, which contain fun building materials, to help children practice their science and engineering skills in programs held at branch libraries and in the community.

“We're pleased to support the Library as they add STEM programming to their summer offerings. "said Darcy Nothnagle, Public Affairs Manager for Google’s Western region. “We hope this will be a high-impact program across the city through The Seattle Public Library.”

The Library also has put an effort behind helping teens and tweens improve their digital media skills. Whether their interests lie in art, activism, robotics, 3-D printing, computer programming, music, history or photography, there is something for kids and teens to do at the Library this summer. Visit www.spl.org/summeroflearning beginning June 23 for more information on fun programs for tweens and teens all summer long. All programs are free and open to the public.

WHO: The Seattle Public Library, Google, The Seattle Public Library Foundation, U.S. Bank

WHEN: Monday, June 23

WHERE: Libraries across the City of Seattle

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