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One More to Grow! STEM Grant 2016

This grant is closed.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of this IMLS through LSTA and the State of Oklahoma competitive grant to Oklahoma Public Librarians who serve youth ages 0 - 18 and were one of the fifty-two (52) recipients of the Lego STEM Grant and the Kid IS the Rocket STEM Grant.

Proposals for this grant opens August 1, 2016 and closes August 31, 2016. The grants will be awarded by or before September 30, 2016. The grant period ends September 15, 2017. The competitive grant amount is $15,860.

The purpose of this grant is to support STEM programs and activities in Oklahoma libraries. These IMLS funds aim to provide an opportunity for the fifty-two (52) Lego STEM and Kid IS the Rocket STEM grant recipients to extend and enhance their current programs. ODL will award up to ten (10) recipients at no more than $1,500 each. Less than ten (10) recipients will increase the amount awarded.

Download the grant announcement (PDF).

Awarded libraries:

  1. Ada Public Library - knowledge base posts
  2. Alva Public Library - knowledge base posts
  3. Duncan Public Library - knowledge base posts
  4. Donald W. Reynolds Library & Community Center (Durant) - knowledge base posts
  5. Enid Public Library - knowledge base posts
  6. Hennessey Public Library - knowledge base posts
  7. Watonga Public Library - knowledge base posts
  8. Mabel C. Fry Public Library (Yukon) - knowledge base posts
  9. Southern Oklahoma Library System in Ardmore - knowledge base posts
  10. Muskogee Public Library (Eastern Oklahoma District Library System) - knowledge base posts




The Kid IS the Rocket STEM Grant 2015

This grant is closed. You can download a copy here, Kid is the Rocket Grant PDF

Rocket Grant Recipients

ROUND 1: $103,628.91 was awarded to Oklahoma Public Libraries. 75 libraries applied and 21 were funded. Of the funded libraries: 12 libraries are system branches: Eastern Oklahoma District Library System, 5 branches; Pioneer Library System, 5 branches; Chickasaw Regional Library System, 1 branch; and Southern Prairie Library System, 2 branches, for a cumulative $57,124.54. Nine municipal libraries were awarded a cumulative $44,706.37. All 75 applicants applied for a cumulative $253,002.11.

ROUND 2: *Additional funding was made available and awarded. **Libraries that were previously capped at $10,000 in round 1 were funded the remaining requested amount. Total additional funds awarded was $53,086.44. The grand total of round 1 and 2 grant funding awarded is $156,715.35.

Excel listing of all awarded libraries with amounts, and items (no links included in the file)

  1. Mabel C. Fry in Yukon - $6,204.40 - Bee-Bot Hive, LEGO's, Squishy Circuits, Cubelets - Excel File
  2. Purcell Public Library - 2,795.55 - littleBits, Makey Makey, LEGO Robotics - Excel File
  3. Hennessey Public Library - $10,000.00 **$6,123.46 - Tablets, and LEGO's - Excel Final
  4. Muldrow Public Library - $4,001.89 - Makey Makey, LEGO's, 3D Doodler, etc. - Excel File
  5. Piedmont Public Library - $1,874.79 - Sphero, Ozobot, Makey Makey, etc. - Excel File
  6. Altus Public Library - $5,655.00 - 3D Printer, LEGO, STEM kits, and etc. - Excel file
  7. Chickasaw Regional Library System Headquarters in Ardmore - $10,000.00, **513.68 3D Printer & accessories - Excel File
  8. Hinton Public Library - $3,526.27 - LEGO's, littleBits, K'Nex, OWI Solar Robot, Telescope, etc. - Excel File
  9. Moore Public Library - $8,461.58 - Osmo Game System, Tablets, LEGO, etc. - Excel File
  10. Grove Public Library - $4,945.35 - Ozobot, Makey Makey, Sphero, LEGO WeDo, etc. - Excel File
  11. Blanchard Public Library - $1,400.00 - K'Nex Simple Machines - Excel File
  12. Guthrie Public Library - $3,852.00 - 3D Printer & Accessories, and 3D Printing Books - Excel File
  13. Hollis Public Library - $2,350.00 - LEGO Sets, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi Computer, etc - Excel File
  14. Waurika Public Library - $1,212.51 - Mr. McGroovy's Rivets, and Tablets - Excel File
  15. Noble Public Library - $2,950.75 - LEGO's, etc. - Excel File
  16. Q.B. Boydstun Public Library in Fort Gibson - $562.42 - LEGO Sets - Excel File
  17. Alva Public Library - $5,139.46 - STEM Kits - Excel File
  18. Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw - $4,002.00 - Makey Makey, LEGO Robotics, 3D Doodler - Excel File
  19. Muskogee Public Library - $10,000.00, **$3,464.40 - Arduino, Makey Makey, Oculus VR, littleBits, Kepler Inspire etc. - Excel File
  20. Enid Public Library - $10,000.00, **$5,623.41 - Makerspace Tools & Equipment - Excel File
  21. Stillwater Public Library - $2,896.94 - Arduino, Park Tool Home Mechanic Starter Kit, Circuits, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi, Finch Robot, LEGO Robotics, littleBits, etc. - Excel File
  22. *Eufaula Public Library - $3,450.00 - LEGO Robotics, and Filmmaking Equipment - Excel File
  23. *Shawnee Public Library - $1,062.31 - Makey Makey, etc. - Excel File
  24. *Newcastle Public Library - $1,585.88 - Kano Kit, etc. - Excel File
  25. *Norman Public Library - $7,129.73 - Video/Film Production - Excel File
  26. *Pawhuska Public Library - $1,688.70 - LEGO's Center Packs, and Robotics - Excel File
  27. *Duncan Public Library - $9,330.00 - Minecraft & K'Nex - Excel File
  28. *Beaver Pioneer County Library - $8,384.17 - Robotics, etc - Excel File
  29. *Edmond Public Library - $4,730.70 LEGO Sets & Robotics - Excel File


Program Items from Submitted Applicants

Listed are Some of the programs libraries submitted for the grant.

      • More to come***

Lego STEM Grant 2014

48 libraries applied. Of the 48 applications, 36 were awarded to: PLS, 7 branches; MLS, 2 branches; EODLS, 4 branches; and 23 municipal. Total funds spent was $58,216.33.

These are the awarded libraries:
Systems -

  • EODLS - Eufaula, Tahlequah, Muskogee, and Westville
  • MLS - Almonte, and Warr Acres
  • PLS - Purcell, SOKC, Blanchard, Norman, Noble, McLoud, Moore

Municipal-

  • Mounds
  • Ada
  • Prague
  • Hennessey
  • Yukon
  • Watonga
  • Inola
  • Woodward
  • Piedmont
  • Durant
  • Talala
  • Laverne
  • Alva
  • Coweta
  • Marlow
  • Allen
  • Locust Grove
  • Wagoner
  • Sapulpa
  • Fairview
  • Antlers
  • Pawhuska
  • Guthrie