Parents in many Washington communities will soon have another reason to take their kids to the local library.
More than 30 local libraries throught Washington will receive educational invention kits for children to use for a limited time, courtesy of the Washington State Library.
The State Library will send the libraries 32-piece Cool Creations challenge kits by Lego and Makey Makey in late April.
Area libraries that will benefit from the program include Davenport, Palouse, Ritzville, Spokane County, Sprague, Stevens County, St. John, and Whitman County.
State Librarian Rand Simmons said the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and STREAM (science, technology, reading and writing, engineering, art, math) educational kits will benefit librarians that don't have the resources to buy and provide for their own youth patrons.