A Makerspace is defined as "…a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop creative projects." Our Library Makerspace was generously funded through a Donors Choose project that was posted in December of 2015. Funding for additional materials has been provided through grants and the profits from our Scholastic Book Fair. Students are encouraged to use and explore all tools that are available in the Makerspace during Open Access lunch periods.
These 6th Grade students were enjoying exploring creating controllers with Play-Do and the Makey Makey!
Resources & Supplies
We are always accepting donations to restock our MakerSpace. Some items we find useful include: construction paper, cardboard, paper towel rolls, milk cartons, legos, marbles, magazines, etc...
-Texo building tools
-Clix magnetic building tools
-Rubik's Cubes / Brain Teaser Puzzles
-Yarn & Thread
-Stickbots for Stop Motion Animation
-LittleBits electronic circuit kits
-Lego Minstorm EV3 Robots
-Makerbot 5th Generation Replication 3D Printers
-Makerbot 3D Digitzer
Ryan is the proud recipient of the 2015 INNOVATION! Makerspace Grant which allowed us to purchase our 3D Printers and 3D Digitizers!
Past Makerspace Challenges
Make it @ Your Library: ideas & instructions for activities and projects of all kinds
Instructables: a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations
Sylvia's Super Awesome Maker Show: Sylvia is an amazing inspiration for all Maker kids. She filming her Maker projects around 11, and has all sorts of fabulous videos to inspire young Makers.