Each month our library hosts a Maker Lab where people can make things. This lab is a temporary Maker Space where makers are free to make, build, invent, experiment, copy, advance, embellish, modify and create. All supplies and materials are provided: some activities are make and take (ie. slime) while other activities are build and leave the materials for the next builder to reinvent (ie. Legos). There is no charge to participate.
Maker Lab is a come and go as you wish learning opportunity. Come learn at STEAM stations where you can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The Maker Lab is open once a month on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday mornings from 10 to Noon. Check the library calendar for the dates each month.
The stations vary each month, but some of the favorites are the marble machine, slime, Legos, Arckits, Snap Circuits, and rock painting. Our children’s and teen librarian is always looking for new ideas and new materials to keep this popular lab exciting for makers.
Most stations require 100% direct adult supervision for children under 12, so parents are expected to stay and work with younger children (1st grade to 11 years old).
A special Teen and Adult ONLY section features more challenging activities.
A special Block Building Area is provided for younger makers under 1st grade who are NOT allowed in the other maker stations! (Safety, space, and supervision)
For more information, contact the library’s Children’s and Teen Librarian, Susan, at 817-645-0934 or [email protected]