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Hilton Branch Library Wins National ‘Building STEAM’ Grant

Congratulations are in order for librarian Jennifer Burkholder and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library for being one of the 18 libraries to receive a national Building STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) grant.

Burkholder recently attended a full-day “Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action” workshop in Chicago with 100 librarians, authors and publishers from across the country.

Burkholder will use the grant for a series of programs at the Hilton Branch that involve Common Core non-fiction books featuring diverse, multicultural characters (such as “The Boy Who Harvested the Wind”).

Participating kids will get a copy of the book and perform an experiment or craft related to the concept in the book.

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