STEM Maker Fests are happening at public libraries!

Public Libraries are pleased to announce special Maker Fests that are happening at several of the libraries as part of the ‘make717 on the Road’ events where participants can explore STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with a hands-on approach!

With the current emphasis on STEM (S.T.E.M: Science, Technology, Electronics and Math) learning, the Library System of Lancaster County formed a partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center** this past fall.  One component of this partnership, in addition to the availability of STEM Maker Passes to the make717 Innovation Center, is to increase technical educational resources by offering STEM programs at our local public libraries.

These STEM Library Maker Fests may be of interest to young learners, high school students, post-graduates, residents who may be underemployed or seeking to improve their current job status. Public libraries and the bookmobile in addition to programs and events also have increased their collection with items in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math that are ready for checkout.

Here are the Maker Fests Happening @ Public Libraries!

Maker Fest
Saturday, April 8
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Quarryville Library

Maker Fests
Saturday, April 15
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Manheim Township Public Library

Maker Fest
Saturday, May 13
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Lancaster Public Library

Maker Fest
Saturday, June 17
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Milanof-Schock Library (Mount Joy)

**The make717 Innovation Center is a well-equipped facility where independent project-based learning can happen. The Public Libraries and the Bookmobile will loan STEM Maker passes for use at the Center.  These passes will allow library patrons to visit the facility where they will learn how to use hi-tech equipment and have access to a variety of commercial and open source software.

For more information about the STEM Maker Pass, please visit:

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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