2017 SHARPSBURG COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROJECT STEAM
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SHARPSBURG COMMUNITY LIBRARY FULL STEAM AHEAD PROGRAM
The Sharpsburg Community Library is a branch of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library and has primarily served the Borough of Sharpsburg residents since 1996. A continuous growth in usage at the Branch prompted an expansion and renovation project in 2014-15 that tripled the size of the library allowing for much needed additional materials, programs and services.
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Full STEAM Ahead Program Elementary school-aged children in Sharpsburg have limited access to STEAM activities outside of school due to a lack of discretionary income and personal transportation. This situation puts them at a grave disadvantage from other children in the same school district who come from more affluent homes. The Full STEAM Ahead program provides Sharpsburg children with an opportunity to learn by doing, which enhances what is taught in school and helps to level the playing field for them. In a pilot program at the library last fall, students used recyclable materials to learn about computer coding, physics and the water cycle as well as teamwork, collaboration and critical thinking.
According to a recent community survey, Sharpsburg residents are concerned about the drug problem there and the amount of unsupervised children they see on the streets. The Full STEAM Ahead program addresses both of these problems as studies show that children who engage with afterschool programs are less likely to use drugs and participate in illegal activity.
The Herald recently featured Sharpsburg Community Library Full STEAM Ahead program: