Light-up Monster Pumpkins

Transform an inexpensive foam pumpkin into a light-up monster for Halloween! This fun spin on a jack-o-lantern has lots of space for individuality as kids (and adults) create their own crazy pumpkin. And the best part? It lights up to make a spooky decoration for the season. Supplies: A small foam pumpkin (solid or hollow)…

World Space Week Coding Challenges

Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.

Maker Mystery STEM Challenges

May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.

Makerspace Blog

Looking for more fun, educational posts? Follow my Makerspace @ Warren County Library Blog on SeeSaw where I share what I’m doing at the Southwest Branch of the Warren County Library. It’s a combination of projects, presentation notes and posts by makers and patrons. It’s just getting started, but there are already introductions to 3D…