New Jersey Makers Day

Hosting organization: Piscataway Public Library

County: Middlesex

Total Attendees: 1000

Piscataway Public Library hosted over 1,000 makers at two library locations at this year’s New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 25. Over 30 activity stations were
hosted by staff members, volunteers, and community partners. Thanks to grant funding from the NJ STEM Pathways Network, patrons were able to make their own custom stamps using our Silhouette Mint thermal stamp maker. Makerspace staff created stamp bases using 3d printers and participants assembled their stamps and inked them up before taking them home. Other activities included a community sticker mosaic, DIY puzzles, string art flower pots, wood spiral mobiles, pattern blocks and tangrams, straw building, kaleidoscopes, decotropes, paper spinners, button making, Cricut card making, mosaic bean art, sun-catchers, plank building, letterpress bookmarks, fabric bookmarks, sublimation printed mugs, robot races, button making, 3d printing, and a demonstration of our Glow-forge laser cutter. Piscataway Library was proud to partner with Middlesex County Master Gardeners, the Rutgers Makerspace, Piscataway High School, and Christ United Methodist Church to provide a true community day. Rutgers students, volunteering with the Scarlet Day of Service program, provided valuable assistance with activities at the Westergard Library. Students from Piscataway Township schools served as volunteers at Kennedy Library.