Tech You're It @ the Library 2.0

Makerspace

 

What is it? A new program that targets youth 2-19 years old.

 

About the Program: The Tech You're It @ the Library2.0 provides more access to computers and the Internet in the Youth Learning Center and the Youth Technology Center.  The program provides instructional classes and materials to expand informational literacy and help youth in the community become lifelong learners.

What is a makerspace? A makerspace is a creative, space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Makerspaces will often have 3D printers, software, electronics, and crafts. It's a place to get students interested in making technology not just using it.

 

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CREATE. IMAGINE.INNOVATE

Programs:

Innovation Hour:

Innovation Hour provides hands on exposure for students and families to the fields of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics otherwise known as STEM, STEAM, and STREAM. An hour of creativity and imagination using tech products in the design process with an emphasize in teamwork and communication.

LEGO Family Night:

Come by the Keach Family Library and grab a calendar to find out the dates for this event! Build to your imagination and we will also have challenges on occassions!

 

Different things that we have available to interact inside the Keach Family Library makerspace:

3D Printer: Design a unique item with the help of our Makerbot 3D printer.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Use Adobe Creative Cloud in our Teen Learning Center that gives you entire collection of tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more!

Lego Education-Storystarter is a hands on literacy solution to develop storytelling, speaking and lifelong skills.

Lego WeDo Kit- introduces participants to robotics and develop STEM and literacy skills.

Makey Makey- A creative kit to engage students to create and learn new skills to change the World!

LittleBits- The ultimate invention box with easy to use electronic building blocks!

Raspberry Pi- Try some ideas on a microcomputer Raspbrry Pi!

Sphero- Visualize distance, rate, time and percentages with Sphero! (Ages 3-6)

 

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Youth Learning Center: YLC

Youth Learning Center provides computers for youth ages up to 19 years old. Class and workshops will be held in the center. Color printing will be available at 10 cents per page or 20 cents for back and front.

 

All youth using the computers at the Youth Learning Center must have a library card or have a guest pass to use computers.

 

Instructional Classes:

Instructional classes will be taught for teens to learn about the Nueces County Public Libraries databases to help with homework.  There will also be fun instructional classes teaching teens about new and productive apps for their phones, tablets, and laptops. Teens must register at the front desk and be committed to the class.

                       All participants must register for the classes at the front desk or call the Keach Family Library at 361-387-3431.

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Youth Technology Center: YTC

Youth Learning Center provides computers for youth ages up to 19 years old. Color printing will be available at 10 cents per page or 20 cents for back and front.

 

All youth using the computers at the Youth Technology Center must have a library card or have a guest pass to use computers.

 

WHY STEM MATTERS?

About 3 million jobs are unfilled because Americans lack the basic technical skills to fill them. Effective education in STEM fields is vital to ensuring the American workforce will remain competitive with others around the world.

 

 

This project is made possible by a grant fromt the Institue of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2015)