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Best Buy Foundation is seeking local and regional nonprofit partners who offer out-of-school time programs that create hands-on access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. Programs should include hands-on...

Erie County Launches Idea Lab In October 2017, I was very happy to attend the grand opening of the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab at the Blasco Library.  Begun under the leadership of former library director Mary Rennie and completed by her successor, Erin Wincek, the...

Brandt Ensor

Brandt A. Ensor, Director Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin Like many who are fairly new to professional librarianship, I have heard many good things about the Computers in Libraries Conference. The conference, a three day affair, brings together multiple tracks...

If you have a MakerBot, you can have a FREE download of  // Introducing: MakerBot In the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design Don’t have one?  You can preview it and get a FREE download of a project.     ...

Read about the Upper Dublin Public Library‘s LSTA grant that provides programs to students in grades 6 to 12.  Programs include robotics, digital photography, computer coding and 3D printing! ...

Are you interested in 3D printing, technology programming for your library or wondering how libraries are implementing makerspaces?  Attend the South Central Chapter Annual Workshop on Tuesday, May 19th!   ...