In Celebration of National STEAM Day, Educators Share Favorite STEAM Titles Available on hoopla digital, Home of the Largest and Most Diverse Collection of STEAM Content for Public Libraries
HOLLAND, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On National STEAM Day (November 8th), hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, invites readers to explore STEAM education and top titles to inspire curiosity in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. hoopla digital’s National STEAM Day Reading List – selected for learners of all ages – highlights a dozen titles from the largest and most diverse collection of STEAM content for public libraries. The 2019 list includes favorites from educators Bryce Sizemore and Mitchel Meighen; along with other top hoopla titles.
“Reading is a fundamental building block for STEAM education. Our library and education partners often share how just one title can inspire a lifetime of wonder in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics,” said hoopla digital co-founder and owner Jeff Jankowski. “This year’s reading list celebrates that curiosity, with a mix of titles handpicked by Bryce and Mitchel; along with other favorites from hoopla’s STEAM collection.”
National STEAM Day encourages students of all ages to explore and pursue their interests in STEAM. According to U.S. Labor Department, of the 10 fastest growing occupations, nearly all of them are STEAM careers. A STEAM education is vital for non-STEAM related jobs and for adults continuing education too – as it encourages critical thinking and a better understanding of the world. The hoopla National STEAM Day Reading List is intended to serve as a catalyst for deeper discovery into STEAM education.
“If you’re just getting started with STEAM, hoopla has such a diverse variety of STEAM resources – whether you want a book targeted directly for STEAM education, a book about inventors, or a book that can be used to create a STEAM challenge, it’s on hoopla!,” said Bryce Sizemore, a Dallas-based elementary educator who will a National STEAM Day takeover on hoopla’s Instagram on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. EST.
“I used hoopla digital in my classroom last year, and I was excited to learn throughout the summer how they were improving the STEAM titles available to users,” said Mitchel Meighen, a Chicago-based educator. “I know from experience how difficult it can be to integrate relevant, non-fiction works and diverse literature into the classroom and at home. The reading list is a great introduction for learners to explore hoopla.”
hoopla digital National STEAM DAY Reading List
To access the above titles, and the entire collection of STEAM content on hoopla digital, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. Content on hoopla can be accessed across a range of platforms including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast.
hoopla digital is in over 6,600 public libraries across the U.S. and Canada including Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, and Los Angeles Public Library. Visit hoopladigital.com to find out if your library partners with hoopla.
For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).
About hoopla digital
hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.
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