Maker Space Needs Your Help!


Media Centers and libraries all over the country are incorporating Maker Spaces into their environments. Maker Spaces are centers where students can design, build, code, construct/deconstruct, make crafts or do just about anything creative whether it's hi-tech, lo-tech or no-tech. We are in the process of acquiring some of the more technology-based items at this time but could really use your help for some of the crafty items we'll need from time to time. Please check out the following list of household things we could use and consider saving and sending those items to the Media Center for our students to use. Any other great ideas for some materials we could use.... please call Mr. Ussery in the Media Center! Thank you.

(All items need to be safe, clean, and appropriate for primary-aged students.)


  • Sewing supplies (Needles, thread, scissors, fabric)    
  • Ribbon, yarn, string                        
  • Legos, Knex, Blocks
  • All types of paper (Wrapping paper, card stock, construction paper, printer paper, scrapbook)
  • Post-it notes
  • Markers, Pens, Crayons, etc.
  • Cardboard of any kind, ranging from boxes like cereal or Pop Tarts to large appliances (flattened please)
  • Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, paper towel, etc.)            
  • Play-Doh
  • Circuitry Kits (can be purchased online)            
  • Craft supplies (cotton balls, popsicle sticks, paint, tape, low temp hot glue gun, glue gun sticks, regular glue/sticks, toothpicks)
  • Canvas, art supplies                      
  • Cameras, photography equipment                   
  • Things we can take apart (Old or broken electronics, small devices)
  • Hammers, Screwdrivers, pliers 
  • Nails, Screws, Bolts               
  • Storage Containers - tubs, baskets
  • Dominos, marbles  
  • Playing cards (used for building items)
  • Batteries (various sizes)