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Prince Memorial Library

Cornerstones of Science

Cornerstones of Science, a non-profit based in Brunswick, Maine, began in 1999 at the Curtis Memorial Library. Prince Memorial Library became one of the fourteen Maine partner libraries of this organization in 2008.

Cornerstones of Science, dedicated to the promotion of science literacy, supports our library through small grants which provide things like..

  • Great science books and DVDs (on display on our cornerstones kiosk) - both classic and current science literature
  • Library events, including guest speakers, author visits and children's programs such as Chewonki
  • Hands-on science discovery tools, like our new Orion telescope for public use, and science trunk activities in our library.
  • Special programs, community readings and celebrations of scientists and writers that have shaped our world- from Galileo to Rachel Carson...

Frequent visitors to the children’s section of PML are aware of the science table where you can find new activities each month. These toys have been purchased using CoS funds. Another use of the program funding has allowed our library to arrange nature presentations and to raise monarch butterflies during the summer.

This year Prince Memorial Library is focusing on our new Orion telescope program, which is being sponsored by Cornerstones of Science. Adult patrons may check out the telescope for one week once they have been trained by our staff.

Cornerstones of Science helps support our staff by offering professional development workshops, shared resources and new ideas to bring science to life in our public libraries.
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