August 26, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Want to know a new, cool way to make t-shirts with teens in a makerspace? Try Infusible Ink!
June 17, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
A brief round up of some nonfiction titles that are great for makers and makerspaces.
May 29, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
How do you use digital media to take something old and turn it into something new? Here's a digital media walk through to show you how easy it is.
June 6, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Regular readers know that I have been on a roller coaster journey trying to learn how to do screen printing in order to host a program at the Teen MakerSpace at my library, The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH). There were tragic fails, epic highs, emotional angsty, and some down right […]
May 2, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
In our Teen MakerSpace, we have kind of drifted into a model where we have themes to unite our making, which teens can choose to participate in or not. Some teens, we have found, need some type of guidance while others do not. So for the month of February, we wanted to do something that […]
May 22, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Branding. It’s a thing we talk a lot about in all walks of life, including libraries. And branding is more important than ever with our prolific use of social media. When you share something on social media, you want an image to share with your post that is easily recognizable, immediately associated with your brand, […]
November 1, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
We have spent the last year at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH) turning our Teen Space into a Teen MakerSpace. Today on School Library Journal I’m sharing with you 11 things we have learned 1 year later. The Beginning of Our Journey Here is the original article in School Library […]
September 27, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Yesterday I shared with you that this week was all about outreach and introduced you to our basic format. Today, I’m going to share with you how we created our portable outreach photo booth. Our primary outreach event is called First Fridays, which is a downtown festival with food trucks, an outdoor concert, and an […]
September 26, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
At The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, we have been working really hard to do outreach for our new Teen MakerSpace. This week, I thought I would share with you what our outreach looks like. We have now put together 2 separate outreach packets, and I am working on a third. What […]
by Steven Engelfried
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
Good Comics for Kids
by Esther Keller
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