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Has anyone used this feature on their cricut machine yet?
There is still time to tell us what you think............
Hello all you makers! I am trying to figure out the cheapest (and best) way to go about getting supplies together for about 25 bristlebots. any help appreciated! thanks!
Check out North Bingham County District Library's first hands-on Raspberry Pi class! More information can be found here: https://idahoraspberrypi.blogspot.com/2017/09/lights.html
Dear everyone who has been watching this space and waiting for Maker Space Manager to arrive.
I PROMISE, it's coming soon.
I KNOW, that it is much better now than it would have been had we gone with the original release candidate.
I HOPE you will think it's worth the wait too.
I AM, more excited about this project than ever.
YES it is still FREE and will have an open-source code.
I WILL be making a big announcement about MSM in the next few weeks.
I DREAM you will all use Maker Space Manager to share the joy and wonder of making with even more people.
WE ARE an amazing community made up of awesome people, doing fantastic things that I am proud to be part of.
I'M GRATEFUL to be able to give back to a community that has allowed me to grow so much.
Hang tight. You'll be happy you did.
-Justice Stiles
Developer of Maker Space Manager #MakerSpaceMan #Makers #Make #MakersMakeADifference #MSM #OpenSource #MakerSpaceManager

A project supporting the creation of makerspaces in Idaho public libraries. Thank you to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding support.

This is a pilot project implemented in 2012-2013 by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. The project is designed to support the implementation of "making" activities and makerspaces in library sites across Idaho. Currently 11 libraries are participating in the project. The goal is to support the libraries in providing rich learning opportunities during out-of-school time. The Commission will provid

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Call for Charter Member Applications — Makers in the Library 10/22/2021

Call for Charter Member Applications — Makers in the Library

Take the lead in library makerspaces! Get in on the ground floor of this project. Apply to be a charter member with the New Face of Library Makerspaces initiative. https://www.makersinthelibrary.org/blog1/call-for-charter-member-applications

Call for Charter Member Applications — Makers in the Library Makers in the Library's initiative, The New Face of Library Makerspaces, is now accepting applications for Charter Member libraries to be leaders in the project to design, lead and grow a national Collective of maker library professionals

10/21/2021

Help us help you!

The last IMLS focus group will be held next Monday, October 25. The goal is to help them learn more about your experience with ICfL programs and activities. Register for the focus group here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICFLFocus-Group.

Photos from Donnelly Public Library's post 10/14/2021

Always excited to see what our amazing libraries do with the knowledge and funds we provide. What a great experience for those students!

“From Our Town to The Moon, Mars, and Beyond” Exhibit Opportunity Announcement 09/21/2021

“From Our Town to The Moon, Mars, and Beyond” Exhibit Opportunity Announcement

Apply to be one of 8 libraries across the country to host an exhibit that's out of this world!

“From Our Town to The Moon, Mars, and Beyond” Exhibit Opportunity Announcement The Space Science Institute is pleased to announce a new exhibit opportunity for public libraries. 'From Our Town to the Moon, Mars and Beyond' will launch in March 2022, traveling to 8 libraries across the country. All public and tribal libraries are welcome to apply. The application will open on S...

Timeline Photos 09/08/2021

Timeline Photos

Hey, Idaho libraries -- please complete this short survey to help the IMLS determine if the ICfL's goals have been met and what should be prioritized for the next five years. The ICfL gets its federal funding from the IMLS. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IdahoLSTA

Idaho schools love Poetry Out Loud! Here's why. 08/31/2021

Idaho schools love Poetry Out Loud! Here's why.

Making can take many forms...including poetry!

Idaho schools love Poetry Out Loud! Here's why. Hey, Idaho schools and libraries! Registration is now open for Poetry Out Loud, a super fun poem recitation contest for high school students. Poetry Out Loud...

Cardboard Challenge - Idaho STEM Action Center 08/27/2021

Cardboard Challenge - Idaho STEM Action Center

Maybe your library will be one of the first 40! 🤞

Cardboard Challenge - Idaho STEM Action Center Cardboard Challenge Launched from the overwhelming global response to the short film, "Caine's Arcade," the Imagination Foundation was founded to find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have t...

08/03/2021

What a great use of the Cricut Lewiston City Library purchased with funds from Idaho STEM Action Center. Can't wait to see what amazing things come out of their STEM programming in the fall!

Congratulations to all of our adult summer readers who finished the Summer Reading Program Bingo Blackouts! We are currently in the process of making all of your custom mugs and contacting you. If you are interested in learning how we make mugs and other specialty crafts, keep an eye out for our Cricut programs this Fall! The Cricut and supplies were purchased with money from a Make It! grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries - ICfL & Idaho STEM Action Center

Photos from Idaho STEM Action Center's post 07/26/2021

A great opportunity to join our friends over at the STEM Action Center in bringing STEM learning to Idaho!

[07/22/21]   A number of libraries purchased VR headsets as part of Make It this year. We're crowdsourcing a list of Oculus Quest apps for them to use in programming. Add your favorites over at https://padlet.com/deanabrown/ht13h1xylit5i9v

07/20/2021

Come join our amazing crew at ICfL!

Are you an organized, problem-solver who loves to provide top-notch consulting and customer service? If so, you may be the ICfL's newest library consultant to cover Regions I, II, and VI (but based in Boise). For more, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3156236/library-consultant?keywords=library&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

ICfL Recruiting for Studio Production & Training Specialist 06/24/2021

ICfL Recruiting for Studio Production & Training Specialist

Are you a maker in the world of audio production? Come help us make audiobooks! https://libraries.idaho.gov/talkingbook-studio-production-training-specialist/

ICfL Recruiting for Studio Production & Training Specialist The Idaho Commission for Libraries currently has an opening for a part-time Studio Production & Training Specialist in Boise. This is a temporary position with a 9-month commitment. This position will provide support in launching our new audiobook production equipment and software and create a susta...

Native Skywatchers Workshops 06/11/2021

Native Skywatchers Workshops

A great professional development opportunity from STARnet!

Native Skywatchers Workshops Native Skywatchers - Indigenous Astronomy Revitilization Workshops

FY22 Maker Fellow Jobs — Makers + Mentors Network 06/10/2021

FY22 Maker Fellow Jobs — Makers + Mentors Network

A great opportunity to work with our friends over at the STEM Action Center!

FY22 Maker Fellow Jobs — Makers + Mentors Network This Maker Fellow position is hosted by the UTeach Program in The College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas is a public R1 university and is ranked in the top 15 public colleges by U.S. News and World Reports. UT serves over 50,000 students from 124 co...

Learning in the Making: Zines 05/14/2021

Learning in the Making: Zines

Some great zine resources in English and Spanish from Maker Ed via STEM Action Center!

Learning in the Making: Zines

Photos from Nampa Public Library's post 05/03/2021

What a great way to support making in your community!

Home | Makers For Change 04/15/2021

Home | Makers For Change

A great opportunity for those supporting high school and college makers! Deadline is April 22nd.

Home | Makers For Change Makers for Change (M4C) is a non-profit organization that operates on a teaching-based model, allowing Makers to deliver change to their communities with the help of manufacturing processes.

04/01/2021

Happy cake day to us!

The ICfL celebrates its 120th anniversary! For more on the history of the Idaho State Library, visit:https://libraries.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/ICfL-fact-sheet-historical-1.pdf

[03/23/21]   Learn how your library can add STEM programming with citizen science activities!

03/04/2021

We are excited to see how library staff are putting what they're learning in the Make It modules to use!

Just finished a fun training on creating Zines! Expect to see some of these pop up in upcoming programs!

Image: A small folded booklet or zine with the title Learn 2 Zine.

02/02/2021

We are excited to hear that Make It participants are starting to receive their activity kits 😃 Thanks to Idaho STEM Action Center for helping make this program possible!

We are excited to hear that Make It participants are starting to receive their activity kits 😃 Thanks to Idaho STEM Action Center for helping make this program possible!

[01/12/21]   Applications are now CLOSED. If you submitted an application, we’ll be reaching out in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

[01/04/21]   Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2021 program! https://libraries.idaho.gov/stem/make-it/

Program Expansion Grant - Idaho STEM Action Center 12/18/2020

Program Expansion Grant - Idaho STEM Action Center

Looking to expand an existing maker/ STEAM program? STEM Action Center might be able to help you out with this grant opportunity!

Program Expansion Grant - Idaho STEM Action Center Program Expansion Grant Opportunity Goals and Objectives The goal of the Program Expansion Grant is to provide high-quality STEM learning experiences or programs that encourage student participation in and engagement with tangible STEM/21st-Century skills and proficiencies. This grant will provide f...

12/16/2020

Applications for the NEW Make It at the Library online program will open in early January! To learn more and ask questions, join us for a one hour online chat session on Tuesday, January 5th at 12:30 MST/ 11:30 PST. The first 45 libraries that sign up and agree to complete the 5 learning modules will be eligible for $1,000 to support their maker programs and a swag box to inspire their learning. Swing by https://libraries.idaho.gov/make-it to learn more!

Applications for the NEW Make It at the Library online program will open in early January! To learn more and ask questions, join us for a one hour online chat session on Tuesday, January 5th at 12:30 MST/ 11:30 PST. The first 45 libraries that sign up and agree to complete the 5 learning modules will be eligible for $1,000 to support their maker programs and a swag box to inspire their learning. Swing by https://libraries.idaho.gov/make-it to learn more!

Photos from Lewis & Clark Library's post 12/10/2020

A wonderful use of zines by our friends over in MT! Zines will be one of the themes for Make It at the Library 2021. Stay tuned for details!

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center 12/09/2020

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center

Enjoy an Hour of Code activity brought to you by Idaho's very own Blocksmith XR! They're also one of the collaborators for Make It at the Library 2021. Details coming out very soon 🥳

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is Dec. 7-13. The event is an annual, global program dedicated to inspiring students to take interest in computer science often by coding. Idaho Gov. Brad Little proclaims Dec. 7-13 Idaho Computer Science Education Week here in the Gem State (video). It is....

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center 12/08/2020

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center

Looking for ways to participate in Hour of Code during #CSEdWeek? Idaho STEM Action Center has you covered!

Computer Science - Idaho STEM Action Center Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is Dec. 7-13. The event is an annual, global program dedicated to inspiring students to take interest in computer science often by coding. Idaho Gov. Brad Little is proclaiming Dec. 7-13 Idaho Computer Science Education Week here in the Gem State. Check bac...

12/07/2020

Happy #CSEdWeek!

It's #CSEdWeek! 💻 Celebrate the innovations of computer science by joining Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2020. This is a global event to inspire your patrons to learn more about the field and to advocate for equity in computer science education.

Not doing in-person coding clubs? Brush up on your own coding skills with these self-guided coding tutorials. https://bit.ly/2JYaH6S

Student Project: Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator – NEW for 2021 | NASA/JPL Edu 12/04/2020

Student Project: Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator – NEW for 2021 | NASA/JPL Edu

Start the new year off with a DIY moon phase calendar for 2021.

Student Project: Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator – NEW for 2021 | NASA/JPL Edu Like a decoder wheel for the Moon, this calendar will show you where and when to see the Moon and every moon phase throughout the year. 2021 calendar and low-ink printout now available for download!

Take and Make Activity Database 12/04/2020

Take and Make Activity Database

An amazing collection of take and make activities!

Take and Make Activity Database During the pandemic, take and make activities for all ages have been very popular in libraries! They’re a great (and screen-free) way to provide programming and fun enrichment activities while there’s no in-house programming possible. As there are so many libraries in Colorado creating take and ...

Turn History into Hip-Hop with the Library of Congress 11/30/2020

Turn History into Hip-Hop with the Library of Congress

Making can take many forms, including music!

Turn History into Hip-Hop with the Library of Congress Citizen DJ lets you remix historical music, interviews, and more.

ICfL is Recruiting for a Library Technology Consultant 11/18/2020

ICfL is Recruiting for a Library Technology Consultant

Come work with us!

ICfL is Recruiting for a Library Technology Consultant The Library Technology Consultant is available to help Idaho libraries of all types, but especially public libraries, with issues relating to technology, the internet, and computing. The Library Technology Consultant can provide guidance, recommendations, and suggestions to help libraries keep curre...

COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine) 11/18/2020

COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

They're at it again! Another great zine aimed at helping kids through the pandemic.

COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine) It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!

11/12/2020

Smartsheet Forms

A great opportunity from our friends at Idaho STEM Action Center!

Smartsheet Forms

Our Story

The project is designed to support the creation of Makerspaces in Idaho libraries and encourage the delivery of library services to digital users “where they live.” The Commission will provide the necessary materials and trainings to implement creative, STEAM-based programming for all ages. The project will :


  • Provide library staff with tools and skills to encourage college and career-ready opportunities in their libraries.

  • Assist libraries in developing events and services to keep their communities engaged with the emerging trends in information access.
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    325 W State St
    Boise, ID
    83702
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