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Library Makerspaces: Bringing Access to Knowledge in a Whole New Way

Library Makerspaces: Bringing Access to Knowledge in a Whole New Way

The idea of turning libraries into makerspaces was once a crazy notion here at Make:, but now it’s fast becoming a reality.

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Cultivating Curiosity in a Professor’s Heavenly Home Library

Cultivating Curiosity in a Professor’s Heavenly Home Library

The life and library of a humanities professor and how his passion for learning relates to makers

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Maker Camp: Bring Your Makey!

Maker Camp: Bring Your Makey!

We’re revving-up for the launch of our fourth annual Maker Camp on July 6. Maker Camp is where you need to spend your summer. It is for anyone who is interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning, especially kids. You’re invited to join us online or at your local library or other community space for […]

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The Rise of the Maker Movement for Kids

The Rise of the Maker Movement for Kids

If you’re a Maker Faire veteran, you’ve seen the growing droves of kids engaging in the excitement and promise of the Maker Movement. Watching a child solder that first LED followed by the amazed “ah ha” look that inevitably appears when it lights up is infectious. Maker Faire is teeming with adults who’ve been inspired […]

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Making a Maker City — National Associations (Part 3 of 3)

Making a Maker City — National Associations (Part 3 of 3)

Recognizing patterns can be useful. When building a Maker City ecosystem it’s helpful to know which institutions to target for partnering. Examples of recurring partners include libraries, science museums, colleges, fab labs, and high schools. Gaining their attention, educating them and getting them onboard takes time, persistence, and a lot of energy. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

Tips on setting up little free libraries in your community.

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Make iT at the Library Training Session

Make iT at the Library Training Session

Earlier this month, a few MAKE staffers ventured to Boise, Idaho in response to an invitation to meet with librarians from across the state and to lead an afternoon training session for the pilot project, Make iT at the Library. The project focused on supporting the creation of five makerspaces in libraries.

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