Making & STEM

JCPL is joining other leading libraries in offering arts and crafts classes, makerspace, robotics and construction activities to help patrons hone their creative skills and prepare for the future. Our maker activities are central to our programming and afterschool and summer activities. We encourage makers young and old to free build and stretch their creativity, and challenge our tweens and teens with an expanding list of robotics and science activities. Our making kits and carts are also available to use in your own programs and activities in the library, whether you would like to do some free building on your own or with a group (including homeschool groups).

Family Lego™ Nights

On the last Tuesday of the month, makers of all ages are invited to participate in a Lego™ free build with the library’s collection of thousands of Legos™ and Duplos™. This popular activity includes a chance for parents to socialize with each other. Free pizza is funded by the Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library, a nonprofit organization.

Science Camps and Activities

Structured science activities from past years have included Mars Rovers, Bristle Bots, Telescopes, Amateur Radio, and more, led by trained library staff or by volunteer scientists. Reach out to the library to learn more about science learning opportunities.






Teacher Geek Maker Cart

Our newest acquisition is a fully equipped makerspace cart that offers tools and equipment for as many as 10 people to build together.

Snap Circuits

This popular resource helps kids learn about building circuits and computers in a safe environment.

Button Maker

Visit the library on a busy day and you may have the opportunity to design and press your own buttons!

Coloring Craze

You can color your own bookmark or READ poster at the library anytime! Keep an eye out for our pop-up coloring table, especially when school is out. Whether you are a child or an adult, coloring promotes creativity, relaxation and focus.

Coming Soon: Keva Corner

Keva Planks have been a hit in libraries and museums across America, and now they are coming to Jefferson County as part of our Build A Better World activities.