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Monday, October 27, 2014

Join us on Sat 3/21/15 for NJ Maker’s Day 2015 initiative


The Piscataway Public Library, Hillsdale Public Library, Gloucester County Library and LibraryLinkNJ, in partnership with NJSACC, would like to officially announce the NJ Maker’s Day 2015 initiative.This event is designed to be a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and for many introduces them to maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM based learning.

The date for this event is planned for Saturday, March 21st of 2015 between 10am-4pm (though events could be held outside this window as well).

The website for this initiative can be found at http://njmakersday.org

NJ Makers Day is designed to be a flexible, fun and educational experience for all here in our state. In announcing this initiative, we are inviting you to join us in hosting a program(s), discussion(s), speaker(s), maker faires, open play and creation events and more! 

What you do and how you participate is totally up to you!

Through our registration form, you can register to be a participating site for this statewide event today. You do not need to have any idea yet of what you would like to do that day, just an interest in participating and willingness to do something! (no matter how big or small). 

The registration form can be found here : http://bit.ly/njmakersday_register - the form is also available from the "Sites" tab on main menu of our website.

At present we have 27 sites across 20 of 21 NJ counties who have committed to participating in this statewide event, and we hope that your program and/or location will be next!

Our committee remains committed to assisting any and all sites in supporting your participating. We are actively working on developing partnerships and sponsorship we feel will add benefit to sites and this event as a whole. We want to work with you to make your participating, as well as this event, as successful, fun and engaging as possible.

The planning committee will additionally be providing online meeting opportunities for site representatives to meet with committee members, as well as each other, during the process to share ideas, address challenges, etc.

Please free to contact site coordinators Doug Baldwin (dbaldwin@piscatawaylibrary.org) and Maureen Donohue (mdonohue@piscatawaylibrary.org) with any questions you have about the project or participating as a hosting site. (please include us both on any correspondence).

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