Roll up! Roll up for the Makerspace Tour!
The Magical Makerspace Tour is waiting to take you away!
This fall and spring, LibraryLinkNJ is organizing three bus tours of library makerspaces around the state. We plan to promote, showcase, share, and demonstrate the work of some of the 15 libraries that won contract awards from our joint Makerspace project with the New Jersey State Library, and are opening registration to our first group of Magical Makerspace Voyagers.
What Can We Look Forward To On The Tour?
The first leg of LibraryLinkNJ's Magical Makerspace Tour will take us to three spaces in South Jersey on Wednesday, October 29:
Mount Laurel Library
Gloucester County Library System, Mullica Hill Branch
Atlantic City Free Public Library
The second leg of LibraryLinkNJ's Magical Makerspace Tour will take us to three spaces in Central Jersey on Wednesday, November 5:
East Brunswick Public Library
Old Bridge Public Library
New Brunswick Free Public Library
The third leg of LibraryLinkNJ's Magical Makerspace Tour will take us to three spaces in North Jersey on Thursday, May 7:
Parsippany Public Library
Caldwell Public Library
Hillsdale Public Library
What’s In It For Me?
The Magical Makerspace Tour will be useful, practical, and fun. You can look forward to the following:
Makerspace Real Talk: What’s worked well across the state? What snags have your colleagues run into & how have they addressed them?
Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Your colleagues have created policies, procedures, program ideas and documentation already. When you hear or see something you like, ask to repurpose it in your community!
Networking: on the bus, at each library and over lunch, you’ll share ideas, tips and strategies with colleagues running makerspaces, maker programming & partnerships with other community organizations. This is a great chance to learn how you can do this at your library with your staff & budget.
Convenience: you’re along for the ride & the learning! Get yourself to one library in your neck of the woods, and we’ll whisk you away in comfort on the Magical Makerspace Tourbus.
South Jersey Tour
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
We recognize this is a long day. We’ll be criss-crossing the largest part of the state! We promise: we’ll make this fun, not a slog.
“Roll up for the makerspace tour.
Step right this way!”
Inspired by the Beatles
We’ll be spending 60-90 minutes at each location, and will enjoy lunch together at the Gloucester County Library in Mullica Hill.
Central Jersey Tour
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
We’ll be spending 60-90 minutes at each location, and will enjoy lunch together at the Old Bridge Public Library.
North Jersey Tour - SAVE THE DATE! - Registration will open on Thursday, March 12.
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
We’ll be spending 60-90 minutes at each location, and will enjoy lunch together at the Caldwell Public Library.
Space is limited, so reserve your space today. Just $25 guarantees your spot.
LibraryLinkNJ invites you to join us and your colleagues for a great day of learning, networking, and fun!