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S.T.E.M. Learning Center

Illiana's Learning Center's Special History

A storefront image of Illiana's STEM learning center

Our S.T.E.M. Learning Center is a special place, in a building dedicated to learning that has been part of the community since 1931. We are located at 649 Mulberry Street in Hammond.

Interior shot of Illiana's STEM learning center The check in counter of Illiana's STEM learning center Kids participating in a class at Illiana's STEM learning center

Originally built as a library, our location served as the Sawyer Branch of the Hammond Public Library until 1993. After falling into a state of disrepair, the building has been lovingly restored to a place where minds can grow and kids can be inspired.

SketchBot engineering projects that were completed at Illiana's STEM learning centerAn instructor setting up a BattleBot experiment at Illiana's STEM learning centerStaff posing for a picture at the front desk inside Illiana's STEM learning center

Our building when it still served as the Sawyer Branch of the Hammond Library, c. 1984.

Engineering For Kids of Illiana's storefront back when it was a library in 1984