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                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019                                                                  Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081              

                                

Burlington County Library Hosts Fifth Annual “Makers Faire”
Celebrate NJ Makers Day with Hands-on Tech Fun, DIY Projects, and More
Fun for All Ages, Sat. March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate maker culture with hands-on tech fun, do-it-yourself projects, STEM activities and more during the Burlington County Library’s Fifth Annual Makers Faire scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library in Westampton.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Inc. and part of the New Jersey Makers Day celebration, Makers Faire features fun for the whole family. Whether you’re a tech wiz or a homespun crafter, all you need to become a “maker” is an interest in hands-on projects and an enthusiasm for creating!

This is the library’s fifth annual celebration of maker culture, and once again, the 2019 schedule features a variety of exciting programs and demonstrations for all ages. Visitors will be invited to create, tinker and explore at more than 30 “maker stations” set up inside the library just for the event. Look for coding robots, a green screen, STEM Scouts, fashion design, vinyl record pressing, virtual reality, 3D printing, the Evesham Green Team, the Burlington County Animal Shelter, crafts, origami, STEM activities and more.

Volunteers from Senator Troy Singleton’s “Serve with Singleton” volunteer program also will be in attendance to assist with the day’s activities.

New Jersey Makes Day began in 2015 to enhance community engagement and develop connections among residents throughout the state by collaborating with libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and hands-on learning experiences. In 2016, the event was expanded to two days, drawing thousands of visitors to participating sites in all 21 counties. This year, celebrations will be held at hundreds of venues across the state on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.  www.njmakersday.org/

More than just a hobby, the maker movement in the United States is having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. Maker spaces throughout New Jersey provide access to people, information, resources, and tools that facilitate making to a wide variety of skill levels.

The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information about the library’s Fifth Annual Makers Faire, call (609) 267-9660, or go to www.bcls.lib.nj.us  

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