The Magical Makerspace Tour

Event Information
Event Type
LibraryLinkNJ Event
Event Category
CEU Hours

Payment (purchase order or check) payable to LibraryLinkNJ should be sent to:
44 Stelton Rd, Suite 330, Piscataway, NJ 08854

If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at 732-752-7720.
If you require an invoice before you can submit payment, please email your request to ncox [at] (Nanette Cox).


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.

MAKE IT @ Mount Laurel MakerStudio @ GCLS MAKE AC


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.

EBPL MakerSpace Old Bridge Library Idea Farm NBPL Handcrafting Makerspace


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.

Hillsdale Public Library: Makerspace    

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!


Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class/event without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full-refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class/event.

LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class/event that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund. In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance.

Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page.

You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 or 866-505-5465 (LINK) after 7AM on the day of the class. A staff member or pre-recorded message will inform you if any classes/events have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Registration Information


Registration for the North Jersey Tour will open on Thursday, March 12th.