IEEE Giving Tuesday November 30th, 2021

The Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) program exists because we believe all children should have access to high-quality, self-learning, STEM experiences – regardless of race, gender, financial condition, or home environment.Since 2009, your generosity has made it possible for more than 150 public libraries throughout the Midwest to start science kit collections that are free and accessible to the public. Children are able to check out a science kit just like a book. In 2021 alone you made it possible to award 17 SKPL Grants.  Today, you can change a life by donating to the IEEE Foundation’s SKPL Fund.  If you would like to make a donation, please click the button below and you’ll be directed to the IEEE Foundation website.  Thank you!

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.

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:

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

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

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

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