Ten Dollar Tuesday: Call for posts

Everyone needs program ideas that stretch our thin library dimes. That’s why our Ten Dollar Tuesday series needs you! How are you doing STEAM programs in your library on a tight (or nonexistent) budget? Drop us a line and tell us about engineering with toothpicks and marshmallows, chromatography with drugstore supplies, stargazing, making the most of free tutorials online, paper crafting, Freecycled and re-purposed tech and more!

Let us know about your great idea and we’ll feature your program on an upcoming Tuesday. Here’s what we’ll need:

  • Your name & your library’s
  • Your suggestion for the best age range and size for the group
  • The total cost of the program, with a shopping list
  • Your tips and tricks and a rundown of how it all works
  • Difficulties and challenges you encountered (with the materials, unexpected costs, participation, fun… anything really) and how you handled or learned from them*
  • Any suggestions or ideas for adapting the program
  • We love pictures, too! Send ’em in if you’ve got ’em!

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*This is sometimes the hardest part to write, but it’s so important to helping other librarians know what to expect, and know that we’re not alone in our challenges.

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