Support a Maker Culture: Arts and Crafts Resources on the Web Links & Articles

Links to websites




Using Google to find images

Hands on Crafts for Kids

Make a Pinhole Camera

Activity Ideas  for Libraries

Make it @ Your Library

ALA Teen Tech Week – March 9-15, 2014

Library as Incubator Project

Make (Magazine)

Maker camp ( a virtual experience)

Cool Sites to check out and get ideas

A Book a day

Museums and Libraries with educational activities – for a rainy day

Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids

At the Smithsonian for Kids

Library of Congress for Kids

NYT Learning Network

Community Activities and Maker Culture

MakersAlliance – Cleveland

Create 2014 Mixed Media Retreat of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

Ingenuity Cleveland

SynHak – Akron

Selected Articles about Maker Culture

Bagley, Caitlin A. “What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library.” ALA TechSource (Dec 20, 2012)

Cavakanti, Gui. “Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?” Make (May 22, 2013)

Gustin, Sam. “How the ‘Maker’ Movement Plans to Transform the U.S. Economy.” Time Magazine Business & Money Section (Oct 1, 2012):

Hamilton, Buffy (the Unquiet Librarian). “Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries.”The Unquiet Librarian Blog (June 28, 2013)

—–. “Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers.” The Unquiet Librarian Blog (Aug 13, 2012):

Hartsborn, Kristel. “Cleveland Public Library’s ‘MakerSpace’ grand opening on Saturday: Kristel’s CLE” (Jan 11, 2014):

Hlubinka, Michelle “Binka”. “Stocking Up School Makerspaces.” Make (Aug 21, 2013):

Koester, Amy. “Geyser Science for the School-Age Crowd.” ALSCblog (Nov 26, 2013)

Kroski, Ellyssa. “A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces:16 Resources” OEDb (Open Education Database) (March 12, 2013)

“More than just digital quilting.” The Economist: Technology Quarterly (Dec 3, 2011):

Torrone, Phillip. “Is it Time To Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?” Make(March 10, 2011):