What is a MakerSpace?

It is an area in the library for creative inventive and productive activities, available to any library visitor. Visit Meadows Library and pause for bit in the remodeled Reference area, which now houses puzzles, Keva planks, Zen coloring materials, and several other items visitors can use to “make something that does something.”

The Maker Movement is identified by the American Library Association as one of the top trends in library services to meet the challenge of transforming traditional libraries into Learning Commons – spaces that can house books, provide Internet service and resources, as well as creative learning activities. The MakerSpace at Meadows Library is asking for Legos donations – if you have any Legos left behind from children who use them anymore – just drop them off at the library for the MakerSpace.

The Decade of Reading 100-Book Club continues its reading challenge through Dec. 31. Complete a 100-book reading log and see your name engraved on a Meadows Library plaque that will celebrate the first decade of the current library serving the community of Midlothian and Midlothian High School. Meadows Library is the second largest joint use school/public library in the state of Texas.

Story time is every Friday at 11 a.m., no reservations needed. Bring your preschooler for stories, treats, and crafts. The Ragtag Readers Book Club meets the first and third Mondays at 10 a.m. Every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., the Anime/MakerSpace/Teen Book Club meets in the MakerSpace at the back of the library.

Recently, Meadows Library participated in a statewide “PowerUp @ Your Library” event on Sept. 15 by offering Google Tour Builder lessons to high school students. Stop by Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to pick up a public library card and enjoy your community’s joint-use public/school library.

For more info: www.misd.gs/mhs and click on Library. Email Susan Casstevens at susan_casstevens@msid.gs.