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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

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).