Makerspace

Drop in for learning through play! The Makerspace is open Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:00.

Staff-led daily activities are listed on our programming calendar

Interested in using the Makerspace outside of after-school hours?

Learn more about reserving the Makerspace for your family or school group.

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

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.

Daily 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). 

6-8 STEAM-themed stations change weekly, and are open for visitors to explore independently. These stations relate to different elements of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

The Makerspace promotes learning through open exploration, creativity and collaboration, while also encouraging children to apply and improve their literacy skills.