Your Plano Public Library card provides you with access to library resources that cover all of your Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) learning needs! Whether you are learning as a family or as an individual, we can help.
Note: some areas below are still in progress and may not be available yet
STEAM learning is a major focus area for Plano Public Library and the world of education as a whole. We have many resources available to you to begin or expand your STEAM journey. Learn more about these resources and our breakdown of the five concepts of STEAM.
STEAM Kits are all-in-one educational resources for children of all ages, teens and adults. Each kit focuses on one area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics. Learn more about the kits, and find one that fits your particular needs! Search “STEAM Kits” in the catalog to see them all.
Learn more about STEAM Kits in our blog post here.
Check out our STEAM Minute videos for some STEAM Kits in action.
STEAM Connections is a video series that explores STEAM concepts in fun and simple activities. These activities encourage family connection and are geared toward all ages, though younger children may need some assistance with completing the activities. Check out our previous STEAM Connections activities!
STEAM concepts are the perfect way to introduce sensory play or play that engages the five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and sound)! Making your own playdough or slime at home involves simple science concepts that are perfect for children of all ages and lead to engaging sensory play. The library provides access to many other sensory play activities that you can easily recreate at home.
Did you know that you can view art in the library and watch art workshops through the library online? Plano Public Library supports art in the community by displaying artists’ work in each of the five libraries as well as featuring artist demonstrations and artist-led workshops through Spotlight Art. The library also provides countless art resources that you can access from the comfort of your own home!
With your Plano Public Library card, you have access to dozens of premiere resources for your STEAM learning needs. Whether you are researching a topic or searching for a new book to read, Plano Public Library has you covered when it comes to databases.
Your Plano Public Library card gives you access to thousands of digital books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, video streaming and Great Courses. Learn more about our digital resources that include OverDrive/Libby, Flipster, PressReader and Kanopy!
STEAM Reading Lists
Are you looking for a book on STEAM but don’t know where to start? Check out our reading lists for recommendations for all of your learning needs.