The Inspiration Studio
Frequently Asked Questions
What IS a makerspace?
A makerspace is a place for students to expand and enhance their creativity through art, building, design, coding, etc. It is naturally in the library because we encourage students to explore all of their interests and discover who they are as people.
A makerspace also provides access to all students to materials they may not have at home, including legos, electronics, technology, specialty craft supplies, etc. Students frequently try something new in our makerspace or see other students creating something they have never seen before. It's a great opportunity to learn something new - through hands-on making instead of reading!
Thanks to a generous donation by Asha-Jyothi in 2020, we are looking forward to launching our beautiful new Inspiration Studio in our new library! Stay tuned for more information.
When can I use the Inspiration Studio?
Typically, students are welcome to use the makerspace during Rock Time, or after school during Creativity Club or Open Make sessions. See a librarian with any questions.
However, in the age of COVID, the makerspace is closed for all students and staff. Instead, we have a Virtual Makerspace (use your fcpsschools account to access). We are planning to launch our Inspiration Studio in Fall 2021 or when it is deemed safe for use post-COVID.
What kinds of things do you have in the Inspiration Studio?
So many we can't list them all here! Whether you like to build with cardboard and hot glue, code and work with circuits, make art, or create with paper, we have all the tools and supplies you need to make your ideas a reality.
In our Virtual Makerspace, there are opportunities for digital art, music, comics, and more!
Is there a cost to use the Inspiration Studio?
No - everything we have is free for all students to use responsibly.
How can I help with the Inspiration Studio?
We would love to have you! Contact Ms. Grover if you would like to help out.
Learn more about the reasons we created a makerspace in our library here.
We love donations from parents! Click here for items we are looking for.
Check out our Makerspace Padlet, where you can find all kinds of ideas for things to create! NOTE: This is still under construction! New resources added frequently. :)