Updates on Summer Programming 2016

Summer Programming

There are many, new changes to the Maker Jawn programming to accompany the summer schedule. This include no programming on Fridays and Saturdays. The time have also changed to 1:00-4:00pm instead of the usual 3:00-6:00pm. Unfortunately, since there are no Saturday programming, there will be no Maker Celebration during the summer. There are also many positive and exciting things this summer as well.


Philadelphia Youth Network!

We will be teaming up with PYN College Prep Specialists for the majority of summer to carry out curriculum. Not all Maker Jawn sites will have PYN. So far, the libraries that does include Kensington Library, Ramonita de Rodriguez Library, and Widener Library.


Summer Curriculum Sneak Peak!

Week Curriculum
7/18/2016 Paper Mache Volcano

Basic Storytelling

7/25/2016 Water and Air Pressure Rockets

Storytelling Stop-Motion

8/1/2016 Rube Goldberg Machine

Skit Workshop

Magnifying Glass

8/8/2016 E-Textile Constellation Patches

Solar Cooker

Storytelling Podcast

*This schedule may vary by sites.



“A badge is a symbol of achievement, like a medal or a trophy.  Everything that a Maker learns and creates when they enter a library or similar Makerspace is worthy of a badge.  No matter how small, these projects are considered accomplishments, and Makers should have their achievements recognized. [They may also earned prizes for their achievements at the end of summer.]

Maker Jawn awards digital badges because an online platform helps both to motivate interest-based programming and to promote communication and collaboration between Makers, their Mentors, and the Makerspaces themselves.  The Maker Jawn Badging website acts as a social network, where, in addition to badge-earning, Makers can talk to their peers and Mentors, post photos and videos of their work, and link external project sources, among other things. Additionally, as Makers grow and progress through the program and their school years, they will gradually build an online portfolio that showcases both their projects and their learning potential.”


Maker Jawn Sites:

Cecil B. Moore Neighborhood Library  2320 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Kensington Neighborhood Library 104 Dauphin St

McPherson Square Neighborhood Library  601 E Indiana Ave

Ramonita de Rodriguez Neighborhood Library  600 W Girard Ave

Widener Neighborhood Library  2808 W Lehigh Ave


Maker Jawn Summer Schedule:

Cecil B. Moore

Kensington McPherson Square Ramonita de Rodriguez Widener


1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm



1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm



1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm


Thursday CLOSED 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm


*This does not means the library is closed. It just means that there is no programming that day.

  1 comment for “Updates on Summer Programming 2016

  1. Mike craig
    July 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Just curious if I need to register for my kids to attend? Please advise.
    Thank you,
    Mike C.


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