STEAM the Library!

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Armed with electronic building blocks, circuits, batteries, and energy, the Ascension Parish Library system and A Little Bit of Steam (from the Ascension Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Leadership Ascension Class) are organizing a series of exciting activities this spring to turn the library into invention labs! Middle-school students will be challenged to invent! The possibilities are endless: robots, droids, gadgets, oh my! Students will be limited only by their own imaginations! What awesome inventions will come out of Ascension Parish? Will it be a guitar or a obstacle course? Will it be the new electronic game everyone will be playing? Who will build a necessary tool of the future?

A Little Bit of STEAM has obtained sponsorship support from BASF, Methanex, A Better Mail Service, Pelican State Credit Union and Trecon, and continues to seek more support. If you’d like to help inspire our next generation of engineers, scientists and inventors please email A Little Bit of Steam at or call Karen Hatcher at 225-253-1675.

If Leadership Ascension is mentioned at check-out, Barnes and Noble will donate a percentage of all proceeds on March 3, 2018. Mooyah’s will donate 10% of all proceeds on March 5, 2018 from 4-9 pm. Rotolos will donate 20% of all proceeds on March 13, 2018 from 9am -11 pm.

The focus of littlebits is on the STEAM concept (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). This is an approved project under the Leadership Ascension Foundation - Class of 2018. The Leadership Ascension Foundation is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Louisiana and is a 501 (c) 3 Status under the IRS Code. All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services have been provided by The Leadership Ascension Foundation in consideration of the above-mentioned gift. Tax-ID # 46-3520621.

Contributed by Leadership Ascension Class of 2018