JAY — Jay-Niles Memorial Library Tween and Teen Makerspace Center should be up and running by Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The library received a $5,000 grant for the creation of a Makerspace for use by tweens and teens in RSU 73 last summer. The space was made possible by a Maine Public Library Fund grant.

The grant was established in 2011 and revenue comes from Maine residents who make voluntary contributions when they file their state income tax.

The center is located upstairs in the board room. Items for the space were received throughout the summer and the finishing touches should be completed soon.

The following is a partial list of the items included in the Makerspace: a 3D  printer, robotics kit, coding bots, Canon Pixma Photo Inkjet Printer, fuel cell science lab kit, hydraulic arm activity set, electric race car activity kit, mini-wind turbine activity, little bits circuitry sets, Teacher Geek tool sets, engineering and science kits and arts and crafts supplies.

The goal is to have the space open Tuesday, Oct. 24, at which time the library will hold the first “open create” time from 6 to 8 p.m. The space will be open every Tuesday at that time. The room may also be used other times by  appointment.

FMI: 207-645-4062.

The new Makerspace Center at the Jay-Niles Memorial Library.

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