We begin this 2015-16 year with lots of new books and events planned to have a great year. 2nd - 5th graders all come in for a library orientation and to check out books the first week of school. Kindergartners and 1st graders start the second week.
I am the librarian at Spicewood, and this year we're joining the maker movement. Maker spaces come in all shapes and sizes, and are not defined by a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of collaboration and creation. Libraries are about learning and access to materials, and maker spaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, build, create and tinker as they engage in extended STEAM opportunities. Our makerspace is in the beginning stage this year. Let's see where it goes!