STEM Resource Guides


Makerspaces are becoming more common in schools across the country. In fact, more than half of schools in America offer maker programs—and 60% are located in the school library. Are you a first-timer planning to create a makerspace or are you a seasoned pro looking to take your space to the next level? Check out this Makerspace Resource Guide from littleBits and SLJ.

Did you know?

The most common maker space activities are arts and crafts, coding, circuitry, and robotics.  

Top Makerspace Picks from littleBits

Librarian's Guide to littleBits & STEAM

Real-world tips for getting started with littleBits in your library. 

Bit Index Poster

Some of our favorite littleBits and accessories presented in one chart.

Bit Basics

Explore the fundamentals of littleBits, and start inventing in a snap.


Challenge Cards

Seven simple and quick challenges to ignite creativity.


Idea Starters from SLJ

MakerSpace: Guitar Pick Jewelry

You can do a variety of things with a guitar pick: decoupage it, glam it up with glitter and rhinestones, or you can engrave them. Read more.


Slime Science

IT’S SQUISHY, STICKY, SMOOTH, AND IRRESISTIBLE. Kids love making and handling slime—a soft, malleable substance similar to Play-Doh, but stickier and stretchier.


 14 Arts & Activities Series for Makerspaces, Clubs, & Classrooms

Present kids with a box of craft and activity books and watch what they gravitate toward. Read more


Video: Toy Take-Apart with Kristin Fontichiaro and Ben Rearick

Get out the plyers! Best practices and tools for makerspace toy take-apart activities in an instructional video on SLJ TV. Watch now.


Related Reading from SLJ



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