MakerSpaces

Maker Spaces

  • The library will be home to a new program "Maker Mondays".  On Maker Mondays, the library will be open to any class who wishes to participate.  MakerSpaces are collaborative workspaces for making, learning, exploring, and sharing.  There are no lesson plans, no grades given, and as few adult instructions as possible.  Students are usually free to choose the projects that interest them.

    We began with a small donation from DonorsChoose, and students have been given the opportunity during library class to sample the activities.  They've had fun, have enjoyed the supplies, and have been so creative!

    This coming school year, in addition to these MakerSpaces, the library will be open on most Mondays to teachers who wish to utilize it.  Maker Mondays will be by appointment, and teachers may reserve up to one hour at a time.

    To expand our MakerSpaces, we are in need of supplies.  Many are items you may be throwing away, and most are fairly inexpensive.  If you are able to donate any of these supplies, please send them to the library.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what your kids can create!

    MAKER SPACES SUPPLIES WISH LIST

    Paper: gift wrap, tissue paper, scrapbook paper, construction paper

    Glue: Elmer's, glue sticks, glue gun sticks

    Cardboard

    Tape: Scotch, masking, duct tape (especially the patterned kind), painter's tape, washi tape

    Legos, K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, wooden blocks

    Magnets                         Ribbon, lace, rickrack, etc.                    Markers, colored pencils              wiggle eyes                                cupcake liners                         

    Wire                               Beads                                                      Straws                                           cotton balls                                coffee filters

    9-volt batteries             Buttons                                                    String                                            Q-tips                                          toothpicks

    Paper towels                 Newspaper                                                 Clothespins                                 paper plates

    Magazines                     Toilet paper and paper towel rolls          Popsicle sticks                           paper or plastic cups, any size

    Yarn                               greeting cards                                         Chenille stems (pipe cleaners)    Keurig pods (emptied and cleaned)

    ANYTHING YOU THINK CAN BE REUSED, REPURPOSED, OR RECYCLED INTO CREATIVE PROJECTS!

    We can also use tubs, plastic drawers, or totes for storage.

    Check Pinterest "Maker Spaces" for ideas.