Project Next Generation

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The Moline Public Library is proud to present

Project Next Generation


Project Next Generation (PNG), an educational technology initiative of Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, was established to help educate at-risk students and bridge the digital divide. By providing technology training for students, with limited access to computers, PNG empowers students to succeed academically and eventually as independent, contributing members of society.

In service of this mission, the PNG program offers grant funding to libraries for establishing after-school training programs that not only provide access to computers, software and various technology devices, but also hire mentors who are crucial to helping students develop self-confidence and pride in their newly acquired skills.


The value of this training is evidenced through increased confidence of students as they achieve success through project based learning; reinforced abilities and learning as libraries offer technology based experiences for participating students who might not otherwise have access; the enhanced ability of students to deal with life experiences and the future; and ultimately, the coupling of technology education with safe and friendly environments that foster communication with positive role models.


The Moline Public Library is proud to enter its third year of PNG. Programs are geared toward students in grades 4 through 8 to provide a transition between children’s and teen programming and offer a chance to experience a variety of equipment and technologies. Check back for new events throughout the school year.


LEGO Robotics

Learn how to program robots and compete against your friends. Space is limited so registration is requested. Mondays, November 6, 13, & 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Service Project – TBA


Dissection Classes – TBA

Cooking Classes – TBA

Science Classes – TBA

Illinois Veterans’ History Project – TBA

After School Fun

Visit the library after school for a variety of games and crafts.


One Response to “Project Next Generation”

  1. Moline Public Library offers STEM programs to students | KWQC-TV6 Says:

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