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The NASA @ My Library program has come to a close and we are no longer circulating kits.
Use this website as inspiration to continue to incorporate space science into your programming.

The kits made it to 25 libraries and 18 ICfL outreach events. 66 circulations to libraries for the 4 kits.
Nice work, Idaho libraries!

The NASA @ My Library program has come to a close and we are no longer circulating kits.
Use this website as inspiration to continue to incorporate space science into your programming.

What is in the kits?
Trainings & Instructional Videos
Promotional Materials

NASA @ My Library

Editable NASA @ My Library event flyer (download AND save before editing!)

Videos – 2019 Summer Reading Champions (short videos perfect for sharing on social media)

Night Sky Network Flyer

NASA Solar System Ambassadors Flyer

Posters, infographics, fact sheets, and more!

Promotional Best Practices:

  • Social media tag #nasaatmylibrary
  • Library website
  • E-newsletter
  • E-publications sent to library staff and trustees with information about upcoming NASA @ My Library programming
  • Announce participation at monthly board and membership meetings

Who can help?

Did you know there are space experts in Idaho, just waiting to collaborate on a program with you? There are!

Night Sky Network Astronomy Clubs (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the public. Search the NSN club listings to find one near you for possible collaborations!

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) is a program of volunteers that shares the latest in NASA’s science and discoveries of their space exploration missions through events in their communities. Search the SSA Directory for volunteers in your area.

What is in the kits?

Kit 1 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Moonbear's Shadow

Moonbear’s Shadow
by Frank Asch

What's in the Weather Today?What’s in the Weather Today?
by Dr. Seuss

Getting a Feel for Lunar CraterGetting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA
(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

Kit 2 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of our earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

The Secret GalaxyThe secret galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Find the ConstellationsFind the constellations
by H.A. Rey

Who is eligible?

This project is open to all public libraries in Idaho. All other types of libraries may participate by coordinating with their local public library in offering events open to the general public.  The project is designed to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the state and especially aimed at geographical areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

What’s New?

Idaho Commission for Libraries announces NASA @ My Library project

NASA’s Night Sky Network (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the public.  Go to bit.ly/FindNSN to find a NSN club near you for possible collaborations!

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) is a program of volunteers that shares the latest in NASA’s science and discoveries of their space exploration missions through events in their communities. For the SSA Directory for volunteers in your area go to: solarsystem.nasa.gov/ssa.

What is in the kits?

Kit 1 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Moonbear's Shadow

Moonbear’s Shadow
by Frank Asch

What's in the Weather Today?What’s in the Weather Today?
by Dr. Seuss

Getting a Feel for Lunar CraterGetting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA
(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

Kit 2 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of our earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

The Secret GalaxyThe secret galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Find the ConstellationsFind the constellations
by H.A. Rey

KEY PARTNERS

Key partners include the Space Science Institute (SSI) and its National Center for Interactive learning (NCIL), the American Library Association (ALA), Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Cornerstones of Science,  the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and other organizations. Additional support for this project comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
NASA@ My Library is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Visit https://science.nasa.gov/learners to learn more about NASA@ My Library and the 26 other cooperative agreements SMD selected via a national competition to engage the public in space and earth science.
For information about the program visit https://www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library/

Deana Brown

Emerging Trends Consultant
Email / 208.639.4156
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For more information on the NASA@ My Library project in Idaho, please contact Deana Brown, Emerging Trends Consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 208.639.4156 or at deana.brown@libraries.idaho.gov.