The Belgrade Community Library is excited to announce that it will host a MakerSpace kit from the Montana State Library beginning the first week of June. The MakerSpace will be open to young adults in 5-12th grade as part of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of engineering and science tools and to create unique craft projects. The kit includes a sewing machine, a button maker, painting supplies, duck tape, origami paper, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, MaKey MaKey, and LEGOs. The space will also feature sets with guided curricula in engineering, robotics, and forensics.
While the kit will be available for teens to drop in and use throughout the summer, the library will also host formal programs in partnership with the Bozeman Maker Space on June 26 and July 24 to introduce students to circuits, Arduino, and MaKey MaKey. Programs are free and open to the public.