4th Annual NJ Makers Day: Sat in February 2pm-4pm 

 

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield has been awarded a New Jersey Makers Day Mini Grant for 2018.  Only 15 grants were awarded out of more than 75 applications. With that funding, the library will be automating musical instruments and programming a robo-calliope with microbits…we’re going to make a robot band! 

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, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2018 in libraries, schools, museums, colleges, makerspaces, businesses and other community locations.

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. In 2017, NJ Makers Day drew over 85,000 individual attendees to more than 300 participating sites across all 21 counties in the state. Participating locations included schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and other educational organizations.

Makerspaces across the state are having a significant impact on education and job skills development by providing access to people, information, resources, and tools that facilitate making to a wide variety of skill levels. NJ Makers Day allows communities to share hands-on programming opportunities, demonstrations and displays, and the expertise of the individuals and organizations that make, create, and develop right in their own backyards.

“We are ecstatic to be able to bring this type of programming to the [City] community,” said [Name of Contact or Director]. “We are committed to finding ways to help people to learn new skills and to work collaboratively on exciting hands-on projects.” [Name of Institution] is proud to be a participating site for New Jersey Makers Day on March [Date of Event], 2018! Community members of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting day filled with activities focusing on maker culture.

For more information, please contact the Otto Bruyns Public Library at 609-646-4476 or visit www.nflibrary.org. The Otto Bruyns Public Library is located at 241 W. Mill Rd., Northfield, NJ. Find out more about New Jersey Makers Day at www.njmakersday.org.

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