NASA Space Explorers Backpack with galaxy print

NASA Space Explorers Backpacks Have Arrived!

East Central Regional Library patrons participated in December 2021’s NASA @ My Library reading challenge through the free Beanstack App. Participants read books, logged their minutes, and completed space-themed activities to earn badges in the app. Readers across the U.S. logged over 2 million minutes, read nearly 1,000 books, and completed nearly 3,000 activity badges during the month of December.

In February of 2022 we learned East Central Regional Library had placed second in this nation-wide reading contest!

NASA @ My Library reading challenge winners list

Now the day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived- our Space Explorer Backpacks with contents specially curated by NASA are here!

NASA Space Explorer Backpack contents.

NASA sent us 2 galaxy backpacks full of awesome stuff! Inside of each backpack ECRL patrons will find:

  • a FunScope Telescope with instruction manual
  • a Moon Map
  • The Night Sky Planisphere with a red light flashlight
  • a Code & Go Robot Mouse Game
  • Book: Starry Skies by Samantha Chagollan
  • Book: Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey
  • Book: Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by Mark Kelly
  • Book: 8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie
  • a list of additional books NASA suggests for space-lovers

These backpacks will be available for checkout soon! We’ll let everyone know when they’ve been cataloged and are available for hold requests.

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