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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

See Making in Action this June Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C., will celebrate the maker movement on Capitol Hill this June. Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2018 Capitol Hill Maker...

Highlighted WebJunction Content: Resources for STEM/STEAM Projects and Programs: STEAM learning (that’s science, technology, engineering, art and math) and programming are increasingly popular in public libraries. Check out this collection of inspiring resources that can...

Sarah Meitzler

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Allison Frick

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

  This summer a number of local middle school students have been spending their Wednesday mornings in the State Library of Pennsylvania Makerspace! They have solved criminal cases, measured the trajectory of blood spatter, and assembled a skeleton (all “virtually,” of...

Using a 3D printer in a public library in the state of Delaware, a 10 year old printed a working hand. ...

Instructables is offering prizes (lots of 3D printers and cash) in partnership with 3D Hubs! They are calling out to makers, designers and tinkerers, to show them what 3D technology inspires you to create. Share your 3D models, projects with 3D printed parts, homemade 3D printers,...