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Making in School and Public LibrariesEdited by Kristin Fontichiaro, Caroline Wack, Tori Culler, and Nicole Sype 2020 © Authors
Readers will gain practical insights about how to
• Define goals and target audiences
• Customize programs to meet community needs
• Equip a makerspace
• Document activities
• Assess achievements and areas for growth
• Engage makers in a variety of technology and hands-on activities, including robots, 3D printing, sewing, cardboard challenges, knitting and crochet, design thinking, and zines
The authors’ experiences include co-creating one of the nation’s first school library makerspaces; establishing after-school maker programs with elementary and middle school learners; co-designing one-off and ongoing maker events for community-building in diverse public libraries; engaging with senior citizens in a low-income Senior Summer Camp pilot; and state, national, and international workshops for teachers, librarians, and youth mentors.
- 978-1-60785-558-3 (paper)
- 978-1-60785-566-8 (open-access)
- 978-1-60785-559-0 (ebook)
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