For the second year in a row, book funding for my library was cut by the district, so once again I turned to Donors Choose to fill a need in my library.
My project this year is connected to the activities I host in my STEAM makerspace area. I’ve found that when kids engage in hands-on activities like origami, drawing and doodling, designing and building with simple materials like Legos, etc. they often ask for how-to books on those same topics to check out. As important as it is to me to offer these learning opportunities in my library, it’s perhaps more important that kids voluntarily follow up on theses activities on their own. The need for more of those books sparked my idea for Reading + Doing = Learning!
After determining the most popular makerspace activities, I analyzed my library collection to see where the greatest need for corresponding books was. That led me to creating a wish list on Amazon that I could plug into my Donors Choose project.
If you support hands-on learning for students after the school day ends, I hope you’ll consider making a donation to this project!