STEAM @ the Library

Looking for fun and educational STEAM activities you can do at home?

You can find activities incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) created by our library staff. 

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Newsletter & Activity of the Month

Read our STEAM Newsletters for a ton of library recommended STEAM activities, podcasts, programs and more for all ages! PLUS get printable instructions for one very special ORL original Activity of the Month. Each month we’ll take you on a STEAM adventure. There’s something here for everyone!


Newsletter: Let's Eat!

 Activity: Science/Math - Bread in a Bag

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Online Events 

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information for ALL programs. Please include your email! Teams Help: Download our Help Sheet [PDF] or view our tutorial.

Science + Code Online

Register online | Thursday, October 12 | 3:30 to 5:00 PM PT

For 9- to 12-years old. Dive into the world of Earth Sciences and blast off to the cosmos! Budding scientists will learn beginner-friendly coding skills using the drag-and-drop block coding platform Scratch. Our journey will take us from space, to sea, to the Cretaceous period, where we’ll dodge lava from exploding volcanoes. Presented by Digital Moment and Vernon Youth Services.


A kid sits cross-legged with an open book on her lap.

Reading Lists

Get project ideas, enjoy stories, and learn history with these book suggestions.





Want more hands-on STEAM experience?

Visit our Makerspaces!

At ORL Makerspaces, you will find equipment and tools for projects, digital media creation, and exploring and learning new technology.

Use Creation Stations for digital design or animation; cut hundreds of different materials for custom DIY projects with our  Cricut Makers; and you can even print three-dimensional objects using our 3D printers.

To see all the equipment offered, how to book a maker station, and to find your nearest library location with a Makerspace, check out ORL Makerspaces.

The details

  • Under 14? Your parent or guardian who is an ORL Maker must come with you to use the equipment.
  • Are you between 14 and 18? You must have your legal guardian sign your Maker Agreement and Makerspace Waiver.


View our STEAM videos on YouTube

Check out the ORL YouTube Channel's STEAM Playlist