The library as a maker space
The maker movement in school libraries is about
encouraging our students (and teachers and parents)
to think for themselves; to think creatively, and to
look for DIY solutions to their problems and creating
a space for them that allows for both collaboration
In short, a makerspace is a place where people come
together to create.
Book Spine Photography
• Do put up example to show the students how to
• Do have a small collection of books that they can
use to get started.
• Do display the poems.
• Poems can be “free range” or have a framework
with certain restrictions.
• Students move around the library finding books
from all areas. They become aware of books for
the first time and often decide to borrow them.
• Works well for less academic students
• Allows for collaboration
• Our Pinterest board
Book Face Photography
• Do find some books to start them off.
• Do put up pictures as examples
• Do have some blank walls and drop
sheets to help with backgrounds
• Do have them working in 2’s or 3’s
• Do display them (and share on
• Bookface photography
• WFC Students
LEGOS at Lunchtime
Things I’ve learnt so far
• The Supplies. Most have been bought
on sale. Some have been donated.
They are not cheap.
• Do buy a good number of baseplates. A
lot of students prefer to build on these
• Don't worry about too much about
colour. The types of bricks seem to
• Do find generic plastic containers that
suit your needs. Our Legos have to be
packed up at the moment so it needs to
be quick and easy. You need containers
that will keep a lot of the little pieces
from ending up on the floor.
• Do set a challenge. Although it
is great for students to use their
imagination, it is also good to
have a theme or challenge to get
Legos at lunchtime
• The Display. We would like to display the
students creations instead of taking them apart
at the end of each Lego Lunchtime. We would
like to buy some display cases in which we could
house students’ work between challenges