NJ Makers Day 2016


Join us for the inaugural NJ Makers Day on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to celebrate and share maker culture. On this day, entrepreneurs, small business owners and young professionals, as well as children, teens and parents from across the state will share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating—in libraries, schools, museums, homes, and other community locations. NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture as well as the values associated with making.

At Bernardsville Library, we’ll have many activities and displays at the library–both techie and craft–for all age groups. There is no charge to participate. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed. Light refreshments will be available.

Among the planned activities are:

  • Microcontrollers with LEDs in DIY projects
  •  Hand embroidery with Beka Baranowski
  • littleBits (electronic modules that snap together with magnets) demonstration
  • Robotics demonstration
  • Community created canvas quilt
  • Teen Tech table with 3D pens and a button maker
  • Finger knitting, origami, and Saturday Crafters
  • Makey Makey piano
  • Small clay sculptures with potter Heather Tourville
  • Tiny Books show and miniature book-making workshop

Altered Book Contest

Altered Book

We’re also having our second Altered Book contest. An altered book is any book that has been made into an art object. A simple Google search for altered books will reveal a huge range of possibilities. Stop by the library to pick up a book to alter and bring it back before 5:00 pm on March 13 to enter. Or, you can use your own book, if you prefer. The winner in each age category (adults 18+, teens 12-17, and kids under 11 with a parent’s help) will receive a gift card. Click here for the altered book information sheet. Winners will be announced on March 19 and all entries will be on display on Makers Day.