This summer, in honor of building a better world, I decided to use my Teen Room’s 3D printer (purchased by our Library Friends group) to make an impact in the world by printing and assembling prosthetic hands for kids that need them. I got the idea for this program from a fellow librarian, Neenah Public… Continue reading Meaningful Making: e-NABLE Hand Challenge
I am a Youth Services Librarian, specifically Teen Services. This is a career that I am proud of. I get to help people every day and that is worth something. I connect kids, tweens, and teens, but also their accompanying adults, parents, teachers, guardians, etc. with the materials they need to succeed in school, in… Continue reading What I do and how it relates to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services
We made portable speakers for Teen Tech Week and boy, are these things cool! Check it out: Wanna know how it’s made? Read on, my friends! Supplies: Empty altoids tin Old headphones/earbuds Discarded singing greeting card Drill Foam (like the kind that comes with a new TV) Felt Hot glue Matches/lighter (flame) Electrical tape Wire… Continue reading Super cool Altoids Speaker #ttw17
On Monday, my supervisor shared with me a link on Facebook for a really creative drop-in program idea and I ran with it. Having a small collection of typewriters (and one word processor) at home, I decided to bring one in and set up a little “Old School Love Letter Station” for Valentine’s Day. Here’s… Continue reading Old School Love Letter Station
If you missed Jan Brett‘s visit to Waupaca, have no fear–I’m reporting about it here! While the preceding post discusses Jan Brett’s visit to Waupaca, WI on Sunday, Dec 4, 2016, I would just like to make it clear that I played no part in getting her to come. I just wanted to… Continue reading Jan Brett in Waupaca…My inner-child just exploded!
International Games Day was a success yet again this year thanks to our Makey Makey and a sack of potatoes. Yes, you read that correctly. I said potatoes. If you are not familiar with what a Makey Makey is, check out this Ted Talk. Or this video. Back in September of this year, I attended… Continue reading Makey Makey Whack-a-Potato
Disclaimer: I have included links in this post to items that I purchased. I do not get any kickbacks from you clicking the links. I just wanted to share what worked for me. Enjoy! I am in the process (…a long process) of setting up a Makerspace in my Teen Room. My vision for this… Continue reading YA Book-inspired Seating Project