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Our patrons seem to fall into two categories. They either look forward to the reading but are hesitant to discuss science, or they enjoy STEM but are put off by the reading. Even some of the people I approached to be our science partner had the same reaction. Although we are an agricultural community, I think many people don’t see what they do as science, and that it’s something that belongs in a classroom or a lab. Whenever I describe the program to someone new I try to focus on the “everyday life” aspect and that it an informal discussion, which I think helps to an extent.