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Bee-hold the Bee-Bot

One of the perks of this job is that I get to be one of the first people to play with the toys. This particular toy, the Bee-Bot, is one cute little bug meant to teach kids programming fundamentals. The plan … 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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CreateSpace at the Middletown Free Library

Hello, everyone!  I’m John and I work in MC-NPL’s Outreach Department.  I have the pleasure to be assisting Tracee with the KidsMake project, and so you’ll be hearing from me on this blog as well. KidsMake has been a collaborative … 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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MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Just got back from another incredible space – MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  These guys get it.  Here’s Katie and Derek, 2 of the 3 Teacher Artists (yes, that’s their title!) that were in the space this beautiful Sunday … Continue reading

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The Amazing Assemble

I am so glad I didn’t let the road closed signs and one way streets deter me from finding this gem.  Assemble is an amazing space that is doing amazing work.  I know, I need to work on my slight … Continue reading

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