July 2019
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Joliet Public Library Receive STEM Grant
The Joliet Public Library has been selected as the recipient of a $2,000 grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-Chicago Section.
The grant will be used to purchase items to create 20 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) bundle kits. Items include robots, a Harry Potter coding wand, electronic music generator, planetarium projector, snap circuit rover, microscope, and more.
The STEM kits will be available to check out at the library in the fall and they will also be used in interactive programming for youth.
Executive Director of the Joliet Public Library, Megan Millen, says staff at the library is excited about the grant and to circulate the STEM kits.
“We offer so many programs at our library that are both fun and educational,” said Millen. “Our staff is excited to put together these STEM kits to connect our patrons with tools they may not have access to anywhere else.”
Photo: Representatives from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers present Joliet Public Library Youth Services Associate Coral Borg with a check for $2,000 during the Library’s monthly board meeting.
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Did You Know?-Library Facts
The Ottawa Street Branch of the Joliet Public Library was designed by famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham in 1902.

Burnham was famed for his designs and urban planning in Chicago. The Joliet Public Library is the only library that Burnham designed.

You can see the classic architecture on the Ottawa Street side of the building, which includes arched windows and original Joliet limestone.

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