UNI-Portable Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Lab for Young Children

Photo of the UNIverse lab

The UNI(verse) Lab comes to the Concrete River Festival in Colfax on July 26-27 thanks to a partnership between the Foundation for Early Learning and the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). The UNI is a street level learning zone supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for young children. Kids and those who care for them, get the chance to learn more about the importance of STEM, peruse a selection of books and participate in interactive activities such as balances, hand bells and counting machines.

As an ELPLP partner, the Whitman County Library was chosen for this state-wide project to help supplement the summer reading outreach efforts and programs. The UNI: A portable reading room is a product of Street Lab, a non-profit based in New York City and was developed with the "conviction that books and learning should be prominent and accessible." This is an innovative approach to connecting families, children, caregivers to early learning in a pleasant, safe and familiar environment. It's also a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine!

Look for the UNI at the Concrete River Festival located next to the Colfax Library on Friday, July 26 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday at Eells Park, July 27 from 10-3 p.m. For more information about this or other programs happening at the Whitman County Library, visit the library's events calendar or call 509-397-4366.


For more information, contact:

Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.