A&M Central Texas Library offers summer enrichment programs - KXXV Central Texas News Now

A&M Central Texas Library offers summer enrichment programs

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BELL COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

The A&M Central Texas library director, Brigit McCafferty, and her team are preparing for a summer enrichment program.

According to McCafferty, “We designed our University Library to be a place that was open, welcoming, and interactive. So many of our students are adults with families, we wanted to make sure that it was a family-friendly place where parents who need to come here to work or study could bring their children.” 

The Summer Enrichment Program will consist of four workshops that will appeal to children of elementary to high school ages. The program will serve communities in the Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Kempner, Nolanville, Temple and Belton

Week one was a literacy boot camp for first graders, and the next week two dozen girls will assemble for the STEM workshop. During that second week, they learn about the physiology of the brain. In July, they’ll repeat they will repeat the STEM workshop for both boys and girls. When those workshops end the summer will be coming to a close.

The library was able to provide these summer services by receiving a grant of almost $10,000 from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Girls STEM workshop. According to Diane Muller, a University Reference Librarian, the summer STEM program is much appreciated by parents and they view the change within their children when it comes to their education.  

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