Well over 300 kids attended the third annual Makers Day at the uptown library on March 25, exercising their imagination and stretching their skills. The entire downstairs level of the library was turned into a creative lab, with library staff helping guide the kids to visualize and build items using both technology and traditional means. Residents and students volunteered to help out, along with teacher Heather Carline, coordinator of North Bergen’s Gifted and Talented Program.
Makers Day is a statewide initiative to encourage creative thinking and hands-on learning for children. The North Bergen Free Public Library hosts a weekly Makers Club and has a Makers Space with a 3D printer, computer software, and more, all centered around making. This year’s Makers Day event was the largest yet, with the kids enjoying a wide variety of creative activities and challenges.