You've heard of the Maker Movement, right? Do you need help getting started? Here's everything you need!
- Presentation: Practical and Inexpensive Maker Projects - Thad Gembczynski (Deborah Rawson Memorial Library) & Bree Drapa (Westford Public Library) - These slides are from a VLA presentation by two Vermont librarians. They focus on inexpensive projects that can be done in small libraries!
- Recorded Workshop: Make It!: Process Projects from Craft Time to Maker Spaces. This workshop was a discussion of process crafts and maker spaces. We focused on the similarities between these two types of projects and the important learning that happens when kids engage in it!
- Video: Michelle Beaulieu & Liza Comiskey (Highgate Public Library) - Watch them play with legos in this informal maker space / science play space!
- Video: Thad Gembczynski (Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho) - Listen to Thad talk about his tinkering club. They take apart toys!
Local Resources - Places to go for support and ideas
- Vermont Maker Spaces Website - Tons of resources for putting together your own maker space provided by our own Mara Siegel!
- Vermont Libraries as Maker Spaces - Facebook Group - A place to share ideas and questions!
National Resources - Further reading
- Maker Spaces (American Library Association)
- A Librarian's Guide to Maker Spaces
- The Making of Maker Spaces
- What is a Maker Space? Creativity in the Library
Scroll down for pictures of some local librarians at work!
Hands on Science in Highgate
Taking apart toys at Deborah Rawson!
Building station in Hartland