Partners

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The MakerStudio and MakerStudio Jr are designated makerspace areas in the Mullica Hill Branch supplied with tools and equipment ranging from the very basic to the latest cutting-edge technology in which people of all ages can gather to learn, socialize, experiment and create. Branch libraries are also equipped with Mobile MakerStudio carts for portable makerspace fun.

Why a MakerStudio@GCLS

The MakerStudio@GCLS is the first of its kind in Gloucester County, NJ. Many of the technologies available in the MakerStudio are not accessible anywhere else to the general public. For instance, there is no other place in Gloucester County that provides open access to 3D printing technology. GCLS will provide a safe and accessible space where anyone in the community can interact, understand, and create using the technologies available in the space. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in the young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM). 

Establishing a Makerspace supports the GCLS mission, which is to provide welcoming community spaces where people gather to learn, create, and have fun.

ManufactureNJ is committed to stabilizing and developing a highly trained manufacturing workforce, to ensure that New Jersey manufacturers overcome challenges, compete effectively and succeed.

Manufacturing is not the manufacturing industry of a half-century ago.  In many cases, today’s production worker must be prepared to deliver products using automated equipment, engage rapid problem-solving around flexible processes, and utilize precision instruments to produce and qualify products. In advanced manufacturing, companies leverage innovative processes, products and market approaches.

ManufactureNJ brings New Jersey’s advanced manufacturing companies together with educational and public workforce organizations so workers can improve skills and manufacturers can get and grow the skilled workers they need when they need them.

Make It Yourself (MiY) at Piscataway Public Library gives residents of all ages access to tools, techniques and hands-on learning experiences that will spark their imaginations and enrich their lives.  The library has just completed a second year of being a Super Affiliate for Google and Make Magazine's Summer of Make Makercamp.  The MiY lab provides access to a 3D printer, 3D scanner, robot kits, arduino kits, sewing machines, vinyl cutter and music and video editing tools and more.  MiY was the first public library makerspace to open in New Jersey.

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It is a place to make things. Simple enough. The Hillsdale Library sets aside its meeting room on a semi-regular basis for the purpose of making things. There is also a permanent MakerSpace that can be reserved for special personal projects.

We have a variety of tools, connecting elements, and materials available. Sometimes staff or volunteers will lead guided crafts or projects with instructions. At other times we permit “open make” when participants engage their own creative imagination and skills.

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The BELS Consortium for School Library Media Centers strives to provide all the necessary services for a fully functional school library in the 21st century. In order to facilitate this mission, BELS is committed to the sharing of its diverse resources, the professional development of school library staff, and the integration of Core Content State Standards (CCSS) and American Association of School Librarians 21st Century Learning Standards into the classroom.

 

Bergen County Makerspaces’ mission is to develop, grow, and maintain a community in Bergen County dedicated to hands-on learning of all kinds. Bergen County Makerspaces will strive to be a haven for those interested in any form of creating or “making”. Our spaces are where people come together to learn from and inspire one another.

It is our goal to facilitate Makers by providing them with the tools and information necessary for them to achieve their goals. We encourage our members to become participant advisers on the projects of others. We are dedicated to providing informative, practical instruction on a diverse range of topics in the form of mini-courses, demonstrations, presentations, and field trips.

Bergen County Makerspace endeavors to become a model of what can be achieved when educational institutions come together to provide access to tools, equipment, and instruction for the betterment of the community.

We encourage anyone interested in Making Things - crafters, artists, inventors, designers, hobbyists, engineers, amateurs, and experts to join us.

Bergen Makerspace Newsletter

Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs is New Jersey’s First Hackerspace. We are Nonprofit Corporation that provides a location where people with common interests, such as computers, electronics, DIY, software, technology, science, and crafts can meet and collaborate. We are an open community offering classes, workshops, study groups, and long term projects. FUBAR Member have 24×7 access to the space and all the equipment.

We’re 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

LibraryLinkNJ is a major supporter and sponsor for the New Jersey Makers Day Initiative.  LibraryLinkNJ (formerly known as INFOLINK) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Its members are multi-type libraries and library-related agencies located in the twenty-one counties of New Jersey.  LibraryLinkNJ – The New Jersey Library Cooperative has over 1100 voting representatives from over 2,000 public and private school, public, academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries and library-related agencies. 

In 2013-2014, the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ provided funding for New Jersey Libraries in their: New Jersey Library Makerspaces – The Leading Edge.  Read more about this gamechanging project: http://librarylinknj.org/projects/makerspaces

 

Who we are

Maker Depot is a 6,000+ square foot member-based workshop for small businesses, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, skilled workers, artists, makers and hobbyists. We provide three types of values: Access to thousands of dollars worth of tools/machinery; Space for projects big and small; And a vibrant community of like-minded people located in Totowa, NJ. We offer tools and education in many different areas; woodworking, electronics, fabrication and more.

Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey.

  • Advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey
  • Provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians
  • Supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all

Our office in Trenton, NJ provides services to over 1700 members.

The New Jersey Makerspace Association has embarked on an effort to create a network of makerspaces throughout New Jersey with varying concentrations and to connect makers from different regions to each other. As a group of forward thinking and driven individuals, we hope to gather together the bright minds of the Garden State in order to help creators create, and makers to make.

The New Jersey State Libraryan affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, is led by State Librarian Mary L. Chute and provides services for NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and registered borrowers. With a focus on innovation, future trends, exemplary models and technologies, the State Library provides support for New Jersey’s public, school, academic, and special libraries, and coordination of the New Jersey Library Network.

The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.

In the words of founding Director John Cotton Dana, "A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, 
leads to questioning—and thus promotes learning."

Through collaborative research and customized instruction, The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE) at Rutgers University contributes to the improvement of mathematics, science, and computer education programs in New Jersey and in schools throughout the country. The CMSCE fosters collaborations among university and K-12 educators, business leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers for the betterment of STEM education.

With more than 35 years of experience and more than 750 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit www.SylvanLearning.com or SylvanLearning.com/blog.

TCF (formerly the Trenton Computer Festival) includes an array of talks on hot topics, themed workshops, hands-on educational sessions, a vendor hall with cool stuff, a keynote address, and a banquet.  Past keynote speakers have included industry luminaries such as Bill Gates, Gary Kildall and Brian Kernighan.  This year’s theme is Entrepreneurship, and TCF will feature a keynote and special forum on the topic.  TCF is the oldest computer festival in the world.  It was started in 1976 by Sol Libes with the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey and Allen Katz at The College of New Jersey (then Trenton State College).

For more information : http://tcf.pages.tcnj.edu/

TechGirlz is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations. We develop fun and educational hands-on workshops, called TechShopz, and an annual Entrepreneur Summer Camp. These efforts aim to get middle-school age girls interested in different kinds of technology and demonstrate the varied options of careers available. We enable them to interact with professionals who have carved out successful careers in technology fields, and empower them to be future technology leaders.

Supports the operation of 18 schools from elementary through high school for the Township of Toms River. Their school district has taken a leading role in modeling cutting edge STEM education initiatives and makerspaces in their district, as well as sponsoring the annual Jersey Shore Makerfest.

Currently, they are partnering with New Jersey Makers Day on the School Connect program to provide participating schools with the opportunity to share their work classrooms through out the state.

TREPS ED, LLC provides schools, parent associations, and community organizations with TREP$™, a comprehensive project-based entrepreneurship curriculum designed for students in grades 4-8.

We empower children by providing a fun, project-based learning experience which creatively integrates entrepreneurship education with the opportunity to apply business, academic, and life skills.