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Join Us on the Maker[Space]Ship

With its collection of maker equipment and robotics, including a 3D printer, laser & vinyl cutter, a robot petting zoo, and a full suite of laptops and tablets, the Maker[Space]Ship provides the perfect way to blast off into STEM orbit!

COVID-19 Update

The Maker[Space]Ship is currently providing Hotspot check-out at community locations. Librarians are available to lead STEAM activities virtually for elementary and middle school students. Book a Virtual Field Trip on board the Maker[Space]Ship!

Since it's launch in December 2016, the Maker[Space]Ship has brought high quality maker and tech related programs and experiences to 34,000 San Jose residents in all neighborhoods of the City!

Virtual Field Trip with the Maker[Space]Ship

Blast off with the Maker[Space]Ship and book a 30 minute virtual field trip with a STEAM Librarian! Available for San Jose school teachers.

Sample programs are available (233K PDF), designed for a one-time session, and focused on learning a single concept or skill. We can also work with you to design a custom option. A list of materials, with substitutions, will be provided in advance and time will be given during the program to gather needed materials.

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A librarian will confirm and reach out after you sign up. Additional dates will be available soon.

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Support Us

Support the Maker[Space]Ship through the SJPL Foundation. Please select "Other" and write "Maker[Space]Ship" in the "Where to Give" section:

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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.

Virtual Tour