May 2, 2018
Saskatoon Public Library patrons can now borrow several types of educational and interactive technology as part of our focus on introducing more STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) offerings.
Patrons can place holds on Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar, Makey Makey and Osmo kits. The kits can be checked out for three weeks at a time.
These items were purchased using funds from the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards ($10,000 US), awarded to SPL in 2017 by the American Library Association. The award was given to SPL in recognition of the organization’s Better Than Ever promotional campaign.
These educational forms of technology are designed to help people to develop skills in problem solving, coding, sequencing and creativity. Code-a-Pillars are most suitable for toddlers and young children, Osmo projects are intended for kids aged 6 to 12 and Makey Makey projects can range from easy to advanced, making it suitable for all ages.
Holds can be placed on these items using our online catalogue and searching for the individual product name or Saskatoon STEAM.