The below blog post was written by Cole, a BiblioTEC Intern at our Poulsbo location. BiblioTEC internships are supported by a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and provide teens and young adults (ages 16-25) with the opportunity to gain real world job experience while developing 21st century skills. They also help to make the Library's youth STEM programs more awesome.

Many of the jobs in high demand nowadays are related to S.T.E.M., everything from computer science to any job in the medical field. For those of you who don’t know S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. It is very important for children to learn these skills early and to retain them for their whole lives. Kitsap Regional Library is committed to helping kids retain all parts of their education, including S.T.E.M. We help to do this by offering many special events and programs throughout the summer months. These programs help to prevent kids of all ages from losing their valuable education over the course of the summer.

These programs cover a wide range of topics and appeal to both toddlers and teenagers. All of them are free, and most occur right at your local library.  These programs will help kids keep up on their education over the summer and meet other kids their age who have similar interests.  For a full list of events, please visit our online calendar or check out Inspire, our quarterly catalog.

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