Berkshire Athenaeum celebrates STEAM with new resources

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce a free event on Thursday, April 13 for families and educators that highlights new STEAM resources now available at the library.

The free event, which will be held 4-6 p.m. in the library’s auditorium, will feature the library’s new STEAM kits, which will be available for circulation the following day.  Registration is not required but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age.

The 25 kits center on themes of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Each kit contains books (fact and fiction), activities, manipulatives, props, music, arts/crafts ideas, tools and terms for ages infant to grade 6. Kit topics include Force and Motion, Life Cycles, Magnets, Matter, Rocks and Fossils Sink and Float and Many More. Staff will be on hand to answer all questions. 

Kits are funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as well as from generous contributions from the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 

For more information, please contact the Children’s Library Desk at 413-499-9480, Ext. 5.