As a maker myself, I think encouraging students to become creators, not just consumers, is critical. In my school library, students have access to a variety of materials and tools to help them pursue their own educational interests.
To view some of our recent creations, visit my Twitter feed (found on the left-hand menu) or follow the hashtag #cvjhmakers to see the work I did at my last school.
Last fall, I opened the new library at Skyridge High School. Follow @SkyridgeLibrary on Twitter or @SkyridgeLibrary on Instagram you'd like to see a library (and makerspace!) built from the ground up! Making is central to the mission of my new library, so don't be surprised when you see that the majority of our decor is being upcycled or created in my home shop!
I have created Pinterest boards with some of the supplies and tools that I have purchased for my library makerspace. Click on my name below to be taken to a list of all of my boards--I have one set up for each making category I built my space around. Follow me (username heathertprice) if you'd like to see what new things I discover!
Visit Heather Taylor's profile on Pinterest.