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NNLM Reading Club: Citizen Science

Citizen Science Month

Citizen science is research done by everyday people, anytime, anywhere, to help answer questions scientists can’t answer alone. In order to turn curiosity into impact, Citizen Science Month is recognized annually in April. Community libraries can serve as a hub for citizen science by mobilizing patrons to collect data and spread the word about their efforts, and participants can develop a deeper understanding of scientific and health literacy through their active involvement in the scientific process.

Start the conversation!

Choose one of the three featured books and download the discussion questions and promotional materials.

Book cover images for Diary of a Citizen Scientist, The Crowd and the Cosmos, Citizen Scientist