Building. Creating. Designing. Hands on activities. That's what happens in the STEAM Lab at North Tahoe School. However, at this time, the love of learning through reading books, seeing pictures and sketches, learning from other people's mistakes, failures, and blunders to help enhance and support key concepts is missing. STEAMing and Reading is a program where books will be accessible to students in the STEAM Lab supporting their learning of key concepts and expanding their ideas. Many classrooms in our district have wonderful classroom libraries. The STEAM Lab is another learning space in which students learn and my hope is to continue to instill the love of learning and reading through books! Concepts about failure and how accidental mistakes became amazing inventions. Learnings of some amazing hidden female inventors and how they helped expand the space program. Creative ways to expand one's mind by looking at boxes and scribbles a little differently. The STEAMing and Reading program will bring books into the STEAM Lab Learning Library and be the building blocks of a library of books for students to peruse through and learn from while learning more about how the world works.