Making Maker Space

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Many of the kids that come to maker space at Rodriguez come everyday, it is their place to tinker with electronics, learn new skills in building and designing, and hang out. In a conversation with one of these kids I asked her what it felt like being a “Maker”, to which she asked “why are you always using that word, “Maker”?” We talked about what a maker is, about the thinking and creative skills we use, and she quickly responded, “I am a Maker!” This prompted us to work on a sign for the space, so that everyone knows this is where the Makers Make!

Our space is very informal, with the librarians and staff generously giving us space amoung the childrens’ books. The day after we hung our signs up a new maker mentor showed up and knew they were in the right place immediately.


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