Author Archives: Tracee Yawger

About Tracee Yawger

Head of Children's Services, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Drumroll, please…

Is this not the coolest logo ever? Thanks, John Roe, for your unfailing, long-suffering patience in the face of one more “I like it, but could we?” And by we, of course I meant you. It really pays off to … Continue reading

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3D Printer Optional?

I must confess.  I’m considering getting a 3D printer.  I know, I know, I said it wasn’t necessary.  And it isn’t.  And I just submitted a proposal for a panel presentation in the fall at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual … Continue reading

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Equipment and Materials Page Updated!

Been wondering what we actually plan on doing this summer?  Head over to the Equipment and Materials page to get an idea.  I have grouped the materials by general category, with a VERY brief description.  Some of these amazing tools … Continue reading

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Tinker with Technology – Terrific!

I’m back in the library and finally able to share with you the highlight of Friday at the Public Library Association Conference, (well, besides hearing David Sedaris at his snarkiest) the Tinker with Technology presentation by Tinker Group.  Tinker Group … Continue reading

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A Makerbox Revolution

The conference is fantastic.  Truly.  So exciting to meet others in public libraries who are taking the “makerspaces-are-for-kids-too” plunge. The first program I attended Thursday was entitled “Makerbox: No Space Required.”  Five libraries in Illinois received IMLS funding to create … Continue reading

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Different Yet the Same – from museum to library to museum

The workshop this morning was provided by Family Place Libraries™ and held at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  We also heard from the Children’s Library of Manhattan.  Do you sense the pattern here? Children’s museums get it.  They are based on … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Indianapolis…

My biggest discovery about makerspaces for kids during my journey from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis is…there aren’t really any.  At least none that I could find.  I was going to stop in Cleveland, but a search of their children’s events and … Continue reading

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