Posts tagged "Young Adults"
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the...
Program Kit: Knitting Loom

Program Kit: Knitting Loom

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Loading the Cannons | Sherlock Inspired

Loading the Cannons | Sherlock Inspired

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson Sometimes, I like to grab my...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Thaumatropes

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Thaumatropes

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE. Cheers!...
The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

You might remember our friend Dr. Matt Finch, of library zombie apocalypse fame. Today we’re highlighting another program that he developed for the Parkes Shire Library in Australia. I love the flexibility of this program as far as ages go – getting both school-age kids and older students involved sounds like a blast! The original...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Faux Neon Sign

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Faux Neon Sign

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE. Cheers!...
Maker Jawn at Free Library of Philadelphia: Connected Messages

Maker Jawn at Free Library of Philadelphia: Connected Messages

Today’s feature is the first post in a new series that comes to us – and you – from the Free Library of Philadelphia. The series is called: Maker Jawn*: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the Philly hip hop scene. Jawn is...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Permanent Marker-Dyed T-shirts

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Permanent Marker-Dyed T-shirts

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Loading the Cannons | Creative Warm-ups

Loading the Cannons | Creative Warm-ups

We are pleased to introduce a new series by guest writer Heather Dickerson! You may remember Heather, who’s the Teen Services Librarian at Helena, MT’s Lewis & Clark Library, from the inspiring post she wrote about the writing camp for young adults that the library and a local YMCA joined forces to facilitate this summer....
Book Dominoes at New Lynn War Memorial Library

Book Dominoes at New Lynn War Memorial Library

Today we feature a super-cool, super-fun young adult program sent to us by Rachel Widerstrom, a librarian at the Auckland (NZ) Libraries’ New Lynn War Memorial Library branch. The Book Domino program was inspired by a challenge put to New Zealand librarians by education/programming consultant Matt Finch (you remember him, from the fantastic Zombies in...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Rainbow Illusion Yo-yos

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Rainbow Illusion Yo-yos

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied! Heidi is not only a librarian, but an experienced DIY maven to boot, and this post is the first in a series of DIY kits she’s creating for us at the Library as Incubator Project. Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly...