Announcing Another Year of Make: Events at Barnes & Noble

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A cardboard standup of Mr Makey in Barnes and Noble Store.

Last year Make: partnered with Barnes & Noble to put a retail Mini Maker Faire in every single one of its 650 stores. Local Makers were invited to come share their ideas and show off their inventions. Kids got a chance to get hands on with projects and the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming, and more. It was a great experience.

We love every chance we get to bring the Maker experience to new people and connect Makers within their own communities. It’s part of our mission to provide access to the resources that allow people to explore their own passion in making, so we’re excited to announce that we’re continuing our partnership with Barnes & Noble.

Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble, had this to say about what you can expect in the coming year:

This year, we’re focused on delivering even more Maker experiences by hosting Making events, participating in the creation of custom content and offering exclusive Maker merchandise both in-store and online. The year-long effort promises to continue providing a platform for educators, Makers, doers, creators, inventors and innovators. It will culminate in the second annual retail Mini Maker Faire in November, which will build on Barnes & Noble’s commitment to promoting tech literacy in communities across America.

So expect more opportunities to show off, participate, and make at a bookstore near you.


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