The Space Science Institute (SSI) is home to the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its NASA@ My Library program. The STAR Net team, in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP’s 2019 summer learning program called “The Universe of Stories.”
To help inspire children to reach their full potential we have asked leaders in space exploration and Erin Teagen (author of the Luciana Vega series) to be Summer Reading Champions. Each Champion recorded a short HD video (60 – 90 seconds) introducing themselves and what they do and how public libraries have inspired them.
The videos can be used by libraries to help promote their summer programs, including on social media, and used to inspire learners of all ages at events and in classrooms. They are intended to be used by public library staff to help encourage children to participate in summer learning programs and are a wonderful complement to hands-on science and engineering activities such as our Universe of Stories collection on our STEM Activity Clearinghouse.