The Kids’ Makerspace
What is The Creation Station?
The Kids’ Makerspace at Hugh Embry Library is called the Creation Station. The space is designed to allow children in grades 2 through 5 to explore, tinker, play, and create with many colors, shapes, textures, and materials. The intent is to help children see a project through to completion. They want to be able to take their creation home with them when they finish it. They plan their project, gather their materials, complete their project, put back their supplies, and clean up their own space to leave it ready for the next child.
There is an Idea Book to help them, but most children use their own imaginations to create something unique that is full of meaning for them.
An annex to this dedicated space is the Creation Station, Jr. This smaller space is for children younger than grade 2 who can work with their parents on a fun, scaled-down activity. They sure don’t want to be left out when their slightly older sibling is in the Creation Station!
Using the Creation Station
- Speak with a staff member about the use of the Creation Station.
- Reserve approximately 30 minutes for a Creation Station project. It may be possible to stay longer, but it is rare that a project can be completed in less than 30 minutes. The objective is to create all the way to completion.
- See library staff for any exceptions.
- The creation Station may be used by patrons in grades 2 through 5.
- Parents may work with their child, if desired.
- Children must see a staff member before entering the space.
- The Creation Station, Jr is for children younger than 2nd grade.
Contact the library at (352) 567- 3576 to learn more about the Creation Station Kids’ Makerspace.
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