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Library Makerspaces

The Library Learning Commons (LLC) is a large, flexibly designed space where students learn how to access, use and create information ethically.

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Put on a Mini-Maker Faire in your class with these great ideas!

Put on a Mini-Maker Faire in Your Class

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift - FANTASTIC article in School Library Journal about the maker movement in school libraries. I wish it listed more ideas for convincing administrators that makerspaces are academically rigorous, too.

Edible & borax FREE Kool-aid slime (A new & safe way to make slime for toddlers and older children, A great activity for sibling play!)

Edible Slime Recipe {Kool-aid Slime} ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

DIY Shampoo Bottle Monster Pencil Holder. Love this idea!

Middle Grade Maker Book Club | ALSC Blog

New Milford H.S. Students Explore New Ways Of Learning With Library’s ‘Makerspace’ - CBS New York

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | The Unquiet Librarian. A great post about education and makerspaces that uses the Library as Incubator Project definition of makerspace: "Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… makerspaces are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation."

Baby steps to starting a Makerspace: Leave it out and let the magic happen

Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

FREE - Library Makerspace littleBits (TM) Task Cards - A set of printable task cards to become acquainted with the litteBits(TM) Classroom Set and how they can be used in a makerspace (also called a hackerspace or DIY maker center).

$ Library Makerspace or DIY Center Bundle - This unique product has all the printables you need to create a makerspace in a library, computer lab, or science lab setting. Makerspaces allow students to learn and practice critical thinking skills, procedural writing, and informational literacy skills while creating items with purpose and fun. Though this product is based on littleBits(TM) electronic kits, you can opt to use other kits, or skip the electronics all together.