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Makerspace

Drop in for exploration, learning, and play!

Enjoy daily activities in the library’s Makerspace!

Staff-led daily activities are listed on our programming calendar. 

Reserve the Makerspace for your school or group HERE! Reservations are not available during the scheduled programs listed below.

Current Makerspace Schedule (as of 7/1/24)

Staff-led Activities and Open Play:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Open Play in the Makerspace: 

Monday from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Makerspace room view

The library’s Makerspace is laid out to encourage visitors of all ages to explore independently. Additionally, library staff plan and implement a daily focus activity during our afternoon programming.

Staff-led activities include challenges that promote collaboration and critical thinking, where staff encourage children to complete a specific task that relates to a scientific concept (e.g. building a bridge that holds something heavy, identifying an image under a microscope). 

STEAM-themed activities are available for visitors to explore independently. These stations relate to different elements of STEAM Рscience, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

Our sensory play area encourages hands-on learning through play for ages 6 and under, with activities like play food, light tables, building blocks, and more. 

The Makerspace promotes learning through open exploration, creativity and collaboration, while also encouraging children to apply and improve their literacy skills. Read more about the benefits of Makerspaces here.

The Makerspace is made possible thanks to grant funding from the Holmberg Foundation.

Gallery

Three children are focused on building a wooden marble run
Two children laugh while building with magnatiles
A child builds a pinball game out of a paper plate and other craft supplies

 The Makerspace is made possible thanks to grant funding from the Holmberg Foundation.