Fun with Math & Science Family Workshops

Pilot Project Overview

In August 2012 twenty-seven public libraries who participated in the Every Child Ready to Read program were invited to take part in a year-long pilot project designed to introduce young children to math and science. Participating libraries agreed to host at least two family workshops utilizing the materials provided and complete required evaluations. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the project was continued and expanded. We are now ready to launch year five of the project and you may apply below. If you want to learn more about the materials and kits included as part of the project, look under First Year Libraries and Returning Libraries.

First Year Libraries
If you are a first time applicant to this program you are required to host at least two workshops during the year-long project. If your library is accepted to participate you will receive materials and resources to support your workshops.

These may include:
  • Tri-fold display and custom graphics
  • Hardcover non-fiction books
  • STEAM Materials and Kits
  • The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book - give away copies for all families in attendance
  • Promotional materials
  • Returning Libraries
    Returning libraries are required to host only one additional workshop this year and need to reapply each year.

    As a returning library you will receive additional STEAM materials and kits to support your programs.

    Resources for Library Workshops


  • September 2015 Webinar - Archived Recording
  • Webinar Powerpoint
  • Feedback Compiled from 2014 Surveys
  • Resources for Tools and Materials Provided
  • Summary Report - Survey Monkey
  • Parent Survey-English Spanish
  • Sample Flyer
  • PowerPoint
  • 2013-2014 Fun with Math and Science Summary Report Compiled
  • Fun with Math and Science Overview

  • Fun with Math and Science Resources

  • Lewiston City Library Lesson Plans and More!
  • North Bingham STEM Activities
  • Boise Public Library - Hillcrest: Activities and Examples from 2013-2104
  • Comments and Feedback from 2013-2014 Libraries


    This program is limited to public libraries in Idaho

    Online Gameboard for Parents and Kids

    Stem Gameboard Parents can explore fun and educational sites with their child using the Fun with Math and Science Gameboard we created. Every click of the mouse takes them to a different science experiment, math game, puzzle, and more. We have gathered together some of the best kid sites on the web and made a fun game out of exploring them all.

    Page reference: 
    Read to Me
    Summary-Report2015.doc29 KB