Houghton Lake Public Library Awarded Grant for STEAM Kits

The Roscommon County Community Foundation is proud to announce that $1,300.00 has been awarded to the Houghton Lake Public Library to assist with the Library of Things: STEAM Kits Project. Funding for the project was provided by the Alexa Luck Memorial Fund and the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund.

A Michigan “Kids Count” report from 2019 found that in Roscommon County 71.8% of third graders are not proficient in language arts and that 78.2% of eighth-graders are not proficient in math. The purpose of the STEAM Kits is to address these issues by providing access to materials that can help a child’s education in a fun and creative way. By providing kits for children pre-K to 8, they will hopefully prevent local children from falling behind in school at a young age.

Unfortunately at this time due to the Corona-virus, the library has stated that they are not allowing the kits to go out due to concerns about being able to properly sanitize them in between use, but are hoping the kits will be able to go out in the near future. For more information on the kits, please contact Houghton Lake Public Library.

Want to get involved? You can support the Alexa Luck Memorial Fund and the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund by sending your donation to RCCF at P.O. Box 824 Roscommon, MI 48653, or by visiting our website www.myrccf.org to make a donation online.