Prendergast Library To Open New STEM-Focused ‘Makerspace’

Tina Scott, James Prendergast Library director, Kristie Bemis, librarian and Robert Hewitt, technology staff member, pose with new materials for the Makerspace.

A grant from the Holmberg Foundation will help the James Prendergast Library open a new Makerspace on Friday, Sept. 29, dedicated to creative, STEM-based activities.

The space features a green screen, Lego wall, robotics, single-board computers and a 3-D printer.

During the open house, there will be ongoing activities and multiple stations set up all day. Those attending can make a button, take a picture at the green screen, check out the new 3D printer, see robots in action and explore electricity with Snap Circuits.

The Makerspace open house will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. The library will offer STEM-based programming in the Makerspace on Tuesdays through Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.