Makerspaces are “collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… born not out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but out of a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation.” [Library as Incubator Project]

Public libraries are perfect homes for makerspaces, because libraries are the original ‘learning environments born out of a mindset of community partnership, collaboration and creation.


Makerspace Kits for ages 7 and up
In our Makerspace, children ages 7 and up can explore their world by using hands-on STEAM kits [‘STEAM’ means STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) plus Art.] Parents and caregivers are welcome in the Makerspace, too!     


Our Makerspace kits include a growing collection of kits to use at the library and to borrow to take home:
        -- a Little Bits “Gizmos & Gadgets” electronics set
        --  Lego Simple Machines Set & Legos model kits
        -- a Drafting set 
        --  Snap Circuits Jr. 
        -- Makedo Cardboard Construction Set

        --  an Arts & Crafts kit
        -- an iPad

        -- with more to come. 
Children’s Room iPad for ages 7 and up

Current iPad apps include:



Makerspace Programs 
Our Makerspace will be the launchpad for a variety of upcoming STEM programs.  On school holidays and half-days we offer a variety of hands-on "Makers Club" activities. Stay tuned to the library’s Events Calendar for details.

Choosing Websites and Apps for Children and Teens:   
iPad Apps and Early Literacy
CommonSense Media
American Library Association - Best Websites
American Library Association - Best Apps
Horn Book Magazine - What Makes a Good Picture Book App
Recommended Apps & eBooks  (2013)
7 Apps for Student Creators
20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Apps
School Library Journal -  Top 10 Apps