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Pick Up Your Free STEM Books in Red Hook on May 21

A bookmobile will be on the corner of Lorraine and Columbia Streets in Red Hook.
Community Offshore Wind and the Brooklyn Public Library are giving away over 3,000 STEM books.

Community Offshore Wind is partnering with the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to give away 3,200 books focused on STEM subjects to families living in Red Hook Houses and Farragut Houses. 

BPL’s bookmobile joined Community Offshore Wind’s community outreach van at Farragut Houses on May 4 and May 7 to begin distributing books to Brooklyn families, according to a news release.

Families can continue to pick up book bundles at the bookmobile in Red Hook, at the corner of Lorraine and Columbia Streets, on May 21 from 11am to 4pm.

The donated books focus on STEM topics like renewable energy and engineering. They also include biographies of inspiring scientists to encourage a passion for STEM education and careers in the next generation of the clean energy workforce.

“Community Offshore Wind is committed to helping New York families access the education and development opportunities needed for the clean energy jobs of the future,” said Doug Perkins, president and project director of Community Offshore Wind. “By partnering with the BPL, we can help spark an interest in STEM subjects among children in Brooklyn and put them on a path toward clean energy education. We’ll also help them start or build their home libraries and inspire a life-long love of learning.”

As young Brooklynites explore STEM topics that interest them, perhaps they will begin to think about their own career paths and scientific discoveries, said Linda E. Johnson, president of the Brooklyn Public Library.