Build, tinker, innovate, play, fail, and succeed at our Makerspace Club! St. Louis Public Library has many different tools for teens to be a maker. We believe in the power of building and innovating through play. Our Makerspace Club provides a social environment where teens can experiment with hands on, tech infused projects that help build skills for successful lives and careers.
With the Makey Makey, teens can use marshmallow Peeps, bananas, or Play-Doh to make music or play video games. Snap Circuits, LittleBits, and Squishy Circuits make circuitry easy to manipulate so teens can build their own radios, sign propellers, or light up clay Pokémon characters. We also have LEGO Mindstorm EV3 which teens can use to build LEGO robots and program them to spin around, detect objects, or throw balls. Some teens love to get lost in the world of Minecraft building their dream mansions or training virtual dogs for their own wolf pack. Programs like Garage Band or websites like Incredibox gives teens the ability to mix music in an easy to learn program. In addition to tech toys, we have maker opportunities with more traditional tools. Teens can build Star Wars paper airplanes to explore different shapes and unique aerial patterns. They can also get their hands dirty and make slime or craft a pillow based on their favorite emoji character.
Makerspace Club meets every Wednesday at 4 - 5 pm in Creative Experience at Central Library. Come make with us!