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Free and Accessible Science Kits, One Library at a Time

Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) program that raises funds for public libraries to make science kits as easy to check out as a book! With access to a public library and a valid library card, children can check out high-quality, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experiences at zero cost to their parents.

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About the Kits

Science Kit Collections vary from library to library and are carefully curated by local librarians to reflect the communities they serve. Each kit helps children learn in a variety different ways including

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Hands-on Learning

Allows children to use their senses and create something that teaches them the principles of STEM.

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Problem Solving

Empowers children to work through challenges and solve problems with the kits’ materials.

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Fundamental Skills

Expands a child's knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and how it relates to their larger education.

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