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Calling all librarians serving youth, teens and families! Mark your calendars for a STEAM-y workshop set for April 3rd at the Marathon County Public Library, Wausau location from 9-3:30pm.

The WVLS STEAM in Youth Services workshop will cover creating high-interest STEAM programs on a low-to-no budget, local STEAM grant writing, successful STEAM program plans, virtual/augmented reality, the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App, passive coding activities, AND attendees will be guided through the Hour of Code!

Emily Zorea, Youth Services Librarian of the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center, will kick-off the day with “Engaging Families, Youth, and Teens around STEAM and Thematic Programming.” Julie Kinney, Teen Librarian for┬áMarathon County Public Library, and Tammie Blomberg,┬áDirector of the Rib Lake Public Library, will lead the group through the Hour of Code and talk about bringing coding concepts to teen and adult library users.

Find more from Emily at her Sowing Seeds Librarian blog.

Attendees will be able to participate in passive coding activities and leave with inspiration and coding lesson plans in hand! Activities and lesson plans courtesy of Linda Liukas, author of the Hello Ruby book series. The Hello Ruby series written for children is a “whimsical way to learn about technology, computing and coding.”