March 22-25, 2022 4th grade field trips in partnership with Kilgore ISD
In October of 2021, the Kilgore Public Library was selected as a recipient of the NASA @ My Library grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide NASA themed programming and resources at the Kilgore Public Library in the months to come, to partner with local school districts to provide science programming, and to reach diverse members of our community. NASA@ My Library is a STEM education initiative created to increase and enhance STEAM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underrepresented in STEAM education. Kilgore Public Library is just one of sixty U.S. public or tribal libraries nationwide to be selected to become NASA@ My Library Partners.
March 16, 2022 2 pm to 4 pm- NASA @ My Library Space Travel (NASA & Space themed activities)
February 25, 2022- NASA Ready...Set...Launch! event in partnership with the Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum 3-6 pm
February 18, 2022- 2nd grade Bilingual Gifted/Talented NASA themed field trips to library in partnership with Kilgore ISD.
January 2022- Space themed materials purchased with grant funding added to library collections. Bilingual, Spanish and English materials added. See list here.
December 2021- NASA @ My Library Themed Reading Incentive Program on Beanstack (Grand Prize trip to Houston Space Center sponsored by J. de Graffenried Dentistry)
Christmas Ornament Contest
October 2021- KPL received grant funding
NASA@ My Library is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Education Development Center (EDC). This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. This work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the cooperative agreement. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute.