Since its launch in December 2016, the Maker[Space]Ship has brought high-quality maker and tech-related programs to over 50,000 San José residents across the City. SJPL staff has taken the Maker[Space]Ship to schools, community centers, parks, and even stopped by the mall!
With on-board equipment, from laser cutters and robots to microscopes, the Maker[Space]Ship offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) programs to participants of all ages.
During Winter 2020/21, the Maker[Space]Ship toured hard-to-reach neighborhoods throughout San José to bridge the digital divide. Through this Hotspot Tour, SJPL was able to offer residents the ability to check out Wi-Fi hotspot devices and register for a library card. During the nine-month tour, SJPL lent 270 hotspot devices and issued 127 new library cards to our community members!
Request a Visit or Program for the Maker[Space]Ship
Blast off with the Maker[Space]Ship by requesting a visit to your school, camp, event, or other location. Available for San Jose schools, nonprofits, and other community organizations. All materials and equipment will be provided.
Request a Visit
Have something that you'd like to teach with the Maker[Space]Ship? Let us know about what you'd like to share with the community!
Propose a Program
Contact and Follow
Support the Maker[Space]Ship through the SJPL Foundation. Please select "Other" and write "Maker[Space]Ship" in the "Where to Give" section:
Makerspace Guide Book
Makerspace Guide Book (PDF, 3.47 MB) - for librarians and educators looking to create their own mobile makerspace or expand their STEAM programming.