Libraries with Free STEM Programs in Westchester 

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Libraries with Free STEM Programs in Westchester 

Eclipse week is coming to a close this year, but if your little ones are still excited about everything they’ve learned about science this week, here are five local libraries with upcoming STEM programs and events that might help keep their interests piqued. 

STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are programs for children that aim to provide hands-on learning experiences that teach anything related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. These topics look different for all age groups, and our local libraries provide accessible opportunities for children to learn outside of the classroom with members of the community and our families as well.

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Libraries with STEM Programs

Scarsdale Public Library 

Scarsdale Public Library is a haven for parents with tech-savvy kids. Here, children can immerse themselves in STEAM concepts, a fusion of art and STEM. The MAD Lab, or Make A Difference Lab, is a dynamic program that offers a wide range of interactive workshops. From stop-motion animation to 3D Design, coding, and more, every workshop is designed to spark curiosity and active learning. 

Some upcoming MAD Lab events are the Combined Stop Motion Animation & 3D Design Workshop, Take Apart Workshop, Intro to Circut – The Smart Cutting Machine, and Learn Python Coding. You can check out their full calendar of all events here.

White Plains Public Library

White Plains Public Library is a haven for young computer enthusiasts. Their recurring program, Tech Tuesday for Youth, is a space for participants to learn and practice skills related to various computer science fields. The library provides equipment, and while registration is not required, it’s recommended for a seamless experience. 

Other upcoming STEAM/STEM events include learning about 3D printing, virtual reality, and the K-6 STEAM galaxy hall. For more STEM programs/workshops, see the White Plains monthly calendar. 

Larchmont Public Library

Larchmont Public Library is ready for summer with its upcoming recurring STEM program for children, Wet & Wild! This program will run from June to September. It is specifically geared for young children (babies and toddlers). It’s a time for unstructured sensory outdoor play. Kids will get to have fun with bubbles and water play. 

They also hold programs like STEAM for tweens. Their upcoming STEAM for tweens workshop on April 19th will focus on learning about local Larchmont plant life. 

Interested in more Larchmont Library events? Here’s their monthly calendar

Yonkers Public Library 

Yonkers Public Library often holds special workshops and STEM-related events for kids and teens. Their weekly STEM-related activities include Legorama Club and Teen Gaming Thursdays. This month’s special STEM events are ‘Spy School: STEM Activities’ and ‘Grow Microgreens and Hydroponics at Home!’ Be sure to check out their calendar of events to see what STEM workshops are offered this year. 

Greenburgh Public Library 

Greenburgh Public Library is all set to make learning STEAM concepts a fun-filled experience for families. They have a series of exciting STEAM events lined up from now through May. On April 28th, in celebration of Arbor Day, they’ve planned some enjoyable activities. Don’t miss the Arbor Day Sapling Giveaway and the Tree Planting Ceremony—check out the Greenburgh calendar of events for more details. 

STEM and STEAM programs have been excellent additions to our communities and are great ways to get children excited about learning. They’re often hands-on workshops so kids have fun while learning new and exciting concepts.

The best way to ensure these programs continue to grow and thrive in our communities is to get out there, attend these events, and show our interest. Our local libraries are the perfect place to do so.