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The Maker's ZONE Hands-On-Lab

Imagination and creativity come to life for all ages in a fun and interactive manner inside the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library's makerspace called The Maker's ZONE. This innovative, hands-on lab exposes students and families to the fields of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, otherwise known as S.T.R.E.A.M.

IMAGINE. CREATE. INNOVATE.


WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?

A makerspace is a creative, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.  Most public libary makerspaces feature 3D printers, software programs, electronics, crafts, and hardware supplies and tools.

WHAT IS THE MAKER'S ZONE?

The Maker's ZONE is an interactive lab that consists of three (3) different stations that educate and interests users in 1 or more areas of S.T.R.E.A.M. These stations are the Make It Station, the Unplugged Station, and the Coding Station. While each station is designed to challenge an individual's mind, there is absolutely no experience needed to get involved.

THE Maker's ZONE Overview

From computer coding to LEGO building, there is something for the whole family to discover at The Maker's ZONE!

1. The Make It Station

S.T.R.E.A.M. Fields: Science,Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics

Print, mash, crop, and edit your digital creations and watch them come to life before your eyes at The Make It Station. This station exposes users to an array of digital media software including basic Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) with a 3D printier.

2. The Unplugged Station

S.T.R.E.A.M. Fields: Science, Reading, Engineering, Arts

Feel like becoming disconnected for awhile and building things the old fashion way - with your hands? Then the Unplugged Station is just what you need. This station introduces the non-tech side of making by encouraging users to build, fold, and cut their ideas to life.

3. The Coding Station

S.T.R.E.A.M. Fields: Technology, Reading, Engineering, Mathematics

There is more to gaming then just pushing buttons on the controller and watching your favotire characters move to your every command. The Coding Station exposes users to coding and introduces them to various coding applications for the beginner to the advanced.  

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 4 out 5 STREAM college students made the decision to study STREAM in high school or earlier. 
  • 61% of boys say toys or games sparked theri interest, while 68% of girls say a teacher or class inspired them.

                                                                                       

The Maker's ZONE was funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. (2015)

Robert J. Kleberg Public Library

220 North 4th Street
Kingsville, TX 78363-4410
Phone: (361) 592-6381
Fax: (361) 592-7461

Hours

TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: Closed
MONDAY: Closed