About

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The SPARK @ Milton Public Library will offer equipment, supplies, and local experts to guide participants through the creation of original animation, video, science, technology, art, and more–all free of charge.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

To truly provide a wealth and variety of opportunities, The SPARK @ Milton Public Library will rely heavily on local experts and enthusiasts to share their love of creating. We don’t just encourage volunteer mentors and teachers, they’re a necessary part of the lab!

WHO IS IT FOR?

The lab will host workshops for all ages who want to create, collaborate, and just make some really cool stuff.

WHAT’S IN THE SPARK @ MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY?

The following items are available through an LibraryServices and Technology Act (LSTA) grant obtained by Arrowhead Library System. These items will make an appearance at Milton Public Library!

  • 2 MACBook Pros with iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand (Software for photo editing, video editing, music creation and editing)
  • 1 Printbot Jr. for 3D printing with a laptop for downloading 3D
  • 2 spools of plastic filament for 3D printer
  • 10 – 4 GB USB Flash Drives
  • 2 video cameras
  • 1 tripod
  • 1 table top microphone
  • 6 iPad minis
  • Stop motion creation station
  • Snap Circuits Kit
  • Squish Circuits Kit
  • MaKey-MaKey
  • 600 piece Lego set
  • Lego Mindstorm Kit
  • 1 light box for drawing and calligraphy
  • 2 Easels and Drawing Pads
  • Various assortment of water color paint and brushes
  • 1 sewing machine
  • Various sewing items will include sewing machine needles, bobbins, hand held needles, variety of thread, fabric shears, seam ripper, Cloth Tape measure, pins, thimbles, sewing supply box.
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • 4 power strips/surge protectors
  • Various apps for stop motion creation, animation creation and editing, music video creation, comic strip creation, design and creation of new apps, and how to apps, i.e. how to sew or improve sewing and alteration skills.
The Milton Public Library owns the following:
  • MaKey-MaKey
  • Raspberry Pi
  • iPad Mini
  • Book Creator for iPad app
  • Stop Motion app
  • Various arts and craft supplies
  • Tripod and iPad Mini mount
  • Drawdio
  • BrushBots
  • Table-top microphone
  • WeDo Lego Robotics
  • Hotwheels Speedometry Classroom kit
  • Loom
  • Hardin Deep Space Hunter 10″ reflecting telescope
  • Soldering irons
  • Ozobots
  • Sphero

The SPARK also features SPARKits, kits that are available anytime during library hours to be used in The SPARK. Kits include: Legos, microscope, ozobots, snap circuits, coding mouse, a balance game, a math board game, spirograph, design and drill game for younger patrons, and more. 

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