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!
When can I use the makerspace?
Students are welcome to use the makerspace during Rock Time, or after school during Maker Time. See the after-school website for next year's sign ups!
What kinds of things do you have in the makerspace?
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.
Is there a cost to use the makerspace?
No - everything we have is free for all students to use responsibly.
How can I help with the makerspace?
We would love to have you! We have a Makerspace Leadership Team that helps run Maker Time after school, as well as promote and document the makerspace happening, design challenges, and make decisions about what we add to the makerspace.
We will have an interest meeting in September, and applications will be due at the end of September. Contact Ms. Grover with any questions.
Learn more about the reasons we created a makerspace in our library here.
Check out our Makerspace Padlet, where you can find all kinds of ideas! NOTE: This is still under construction! New resources added frequently. :)