New York, NY: DreamYard Art Center

Maker Programs Strive to Reach All Students

Through training and outreach, maker programs aim for greater diversity among future innovators.

The maker movement is everywhere it seems. Kids tinkering with sewing machines or laser cutters, designing their own cookie cutters to “print” in a 3D-printer at libraries, museums, maker camps, or classrooms across the country. Read the rest »

Pittsburgh, PA: The Labs @ CLP Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago

Hitting the Library Circuit with Mobile Making

In an effort to reach more patrons and spread innovation, librarians are taking their digital learning and staff development programs on the road.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Read the rest »

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. The young visitors are encouraged to tinker with the materials and create anything they dream up, be it an animated video or a collage. Read the rest »