October 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Scott-Martin
Largo, Maryland – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is proud to be a part of the Sixth Annual Maryland STEM Festival, which continues through November 1. “Manufacturing and Design” is this year’s theme. These STEM activities and events are designed to ignite area youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Join us for these upcoming virtual STEM events:
Agrownomics, the Maryland STEM Festival’s first official video game, has hit the Apple App Store for free! Download now to explore agriculture’s journey as it makes its way from the field, to our local supermarkets and eventually into our homes. This lighthearted, yet challenging video game has received great feedback. It is equipped with a quiz component for use in classroom settings.
Check out the Library’s Maryland STEM Festival 2020 webpage and these free online PGCMLS resources for learning about STEM subjects.
In addition, free chemistry activity kits are available at the Beltsville, Bladensburg, LargoKettering, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, and Spauldings branches via curbside pickup while supplies last. Click here to enjoy STEM podcasts of interest on the Maryland STEM Festival website.
Participating organizations include: NASA, Toyota, Rocket to Venus, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, University of Maryland, M&T Bank, Bowie Baysox and the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland. Click here for a current listing of Festival events across Maryland.
About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 915,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve book-lovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. The Books from Birth and Ready 2 Read programs make the Library the primary source of early literacy education and Kindergarten readiness programs in the County.
PGCMLS’ robust online offerings include curated content collections for kids, teens, educators, Spanish speakers, and more. Virtual events and outreach provide access to the Library from the comfort of home or on the go. Special programs include the D.R.E.A.M. Lab, STEM Pals, and 3D printing, which offer teens and lifelong learners with opportunities to learn cutting-edge technology and STEM skills for job readiness or personal enrichment. The Library also provides drive-up WiFi access at all branches and mobile hotspot devices. The Library’s Laurel Branch Library received the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and was designated the best new public building in Maryland.