Maker’s Day at Springfield Free Public Library

Hosting Organization: Springfield Free Public Library

County: Union

Total Attendees: 125

The Springfield Free Public Library held several successful New Jersey Maker’s Day events on March 24th and 25th. The weekend, which was partially funded by a NJ STEM Month Grant, was attended by more than 150 adults and children. Springfield Library’s first ever Maker’s Day celebration included activities for young and old. The festivities kicked off with catapult making on Friday and continued all day on Saturday. Participants learned about circuitry by creating blinky bows and light up led cards. Teens and adults also enjoyed making their own original string art. The event’s finale was a two hour “Making Around the World” session held in the library’s museum and meeting room. Participants used their design skills to build with Legos and straw connectors, make scratch off art, drive the library’s new mini Sphero robots and more. We also had a surprise guest. Attendees were thrilled when Davin from Robot Revolution in Summit dropped by to demonstrate one of their robots! Maker’s Day at the Springfield Free Public Library was a wonderful time.
Follow the library on Instagram and Facebook to find out about more upcoming events.