As part of my job as a Youth Services Librarian, I am always looking for new sources of funding to create meaningful projects for my community.

Innovation Lab Grant
In May 2017, I received a $5000 LSTA Grant through the State Library of Ohio to fund a technology tool kit (our “Innovation Lab”) that we use to run introductory technology programs in the Westerville Public Library and Westerville City Schools. Programs incorporated a variety of technologies that Westerville students do not have regular access to such as Dash and SPRK+ robots, 3Doodlers, green screens, and Bloxels. We have used these tools to reach 1500 students so far and continue to use them in monthly programs.