The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, Verona Public Library will join other libraries in the state by offering demonstrations and activities on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Community members of all ages are invited for an exciting day filled with activities focusing on maker culture.
NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. Before the onset of COVID-19, New Jersey Makers Day drew over 83,000 individual attendees to more than 300 participating sites across 20 counties in the state in 2019. Participating locations included schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and other educational organizations.
Verona Public Library will feature demonstrations by the HBW Maker Club and Livingston Robotics Club, as well as a presentation of the library’s 3D printer. Hands-on activities include making a marshmallow catapult, learning crochet, weaving, and making a glove monster. Take-home kits will be available for younger kids to try, and STEM kits will be available to check out.
Registration is encouraged for most activities, but drop-ins are also welcome. For more information including times and registration, visit the Library’s website: www.veronalibrary.org/makers-day. Verona Public Library is located at 17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ. Find out more about New Jersey Makers Day at www.njmakersday.org.